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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Public Health (Overview)

Public health is a field of study in which a person studies how health and disease affects a community or society, and how government entities or programs can best deliver medical advice and treatments to a large population. The local department of public health is also called "public health".


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Why is poverty considered to be a public health concern?

Why is poverty considered to be a public health concern?

Depends: The impoverished utilize health and other facilities and depend upon the public for support. They can be the source of some types of communicable illness. Dealing with poverty can cut down some of these risks although the diligence for this varies from state to state. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
635 doctors shared insights

Public Health (Overview)

Public health is a field of study in which a person studies how health and disease affects a community or society, and how government entities or programs can best deliver medical advice and treatments to a large population. The local department of public health is also called "public health".


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What is population health? Like public health on larger scale?

What is population health? Like public health on larger scale?

Similar: Population health is often used by health plans to refer to providing services to the entire spectrum of members -- all ages and health conditions, from the perfectly healthy to those with multiple chronic conditions. Public health usually refers to services provided by government agencies for the entire population or specific segments of the population, such as water treatment or immunizations. ...Read more

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What's the difference between public health and community health?

Subtle: I'd say public health relates to macro health concerns about larger populations and community health is more related to the micro concerns of a specific population or community. You will probably see the terms used somewhat interchangeably depending on the context. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Can you please tell me how public health and community health differ?

Community vs. PH: In community medicine the primary focus is on individual with emphasis placed on disease diagnosis, treatment, and care for the individual patient. In Public Health the primary focus is on populations with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion for the entire community. ...Read more

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What is the difference between community medicine and public health ?

Medicine vs. PH: In medicine the primary focus is on individual with emphasis placed on disease diagnosis, treatment, and care for the individual patient. In Public Health the primary focus is on populations with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion for the entire community. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Why is taking a public health approach important to achieve health equity? Explanations please?

This looks like:: 1. A school assignment and 2. Something that can't be answered in 400 characters or less. ...Read more