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Lecture6-Public Health Practice

Lecture6-Public Health Practice - 100 Years from Now 95...

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1 100 Years from Now… 95% reduction in infant mortality 1 of 2,000 infants die before 1 st birthday 30 years longer life Average lifespan of 107 Improvements in Health Infectious Disease 900,000 less measles than 1941 200,000 less diphtheria than 1921 250,000 less whooping cough than 1934 21,000 less polio than 1951 Unique Features of Public Health Science & Social Values Social justice perspective Inherently political Evolving expectations leading to expanding agenda Link with government Grounding in science Focus on prevention Uncommon culture
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