Flashcards in 16 Public Health Practice Deck (9)
5 core functions of public health in Canada
Disease and injury prevention
Population health assessment
What is surveillance?
Ongoing systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health data
Communicated in a timely manner
Contributes to program planning, delivery, management
What is population health assessment?
Measuring, monitoring, reporting on a population's health
Collecting info for collaborative development/maintenance of population health profiles, identification of challenges and opportunities, and monitoring of public health practice impacts
5 ways we can measure health
Potential years of life lost
Morbidity from disease
Heath adjusted life expectancy
Which type of incidence uses person-time years?
The incident rate (not cumulative incidence)
Incident rate in exposed - incident rate in unexposed
Same as exposed attributable risk
incident rate in exposed divided by incident rate in unexposed
Exposed attributable fraction
(Incident rate in exposed - incident rate in unexposed) / incident rate in exposed
Answers the question: what proportion of the risk in the exposed persons is due to the exposure?