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Unformatted text preview: health Ex: poor housing leads to poor health Public health is not done by only public health officials, but involves members of society as collaborators o Individuals are limited in what they can do to have factors that are conducive in public health Social contract convinces individuals to allow their own freedoms to be compromised, for the betterment of the rest of society o No one society or nation is able to completely keep their own integrity intact Ex: AIDS epidemic; reason why organizations like WHO exist o Because public health focuses on populations instead of individuals, some groups (ex: subpopulations, minorities) are forced to give up more of their personal rights than the rest of society...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 356 taught by Professor Patrickhill during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '11