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a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”



All organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole.”

public health


steps to address issues in public health

define problem, measure magnitude, understand key determinants, intervention, policy changes, evaluation


social determinants of health

employment, food security, housing stability, poverty guidelines, high school grad, higher Education, language, early childhood education, social and community context, neighborhood environment


goals of healthy people 2020

Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.
Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages