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define old public health

government actions focussed on changing the physical environment to prevent the spread of disease. like providing safe water.


What were the leading causes of disease in the 1900’s and why?

infectious diseases and respiratory diseases caused by poor living conditions


What is public health?

the organised response by society to protect and promote health and wellbeing and to prevent illness and injury.


What is the biomedical model and examples?

the biomedical model of health focusses on the physical or biological aspects of disease and illness associated with diagnosis, cure and treatment.


What is the social model of health?

an approach that recognises improvements in health and wellbeing can only be achieved by directing effort towards addressing the physical, sociocultural and political environments.