Extra health notes ch.1
Extra health notes ch.1 Public health 2000
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Health Notes ch.1 10 Great Public Health Achievements 1. Vaccination 6. Safer and healthier foods 2. Motor vehicle safety 7. Healthier mothers and babies 3. Safer work places 8. Family planning 4. Control of infectious diseases 9. Fluoridation of drinking water 5. Decline of deaths from coronary 10. Recognition of tobacco use as Heart disease and stroke a health hazard Important Definitions Health: “a dynamic state or condition of the human organism that is multidimensional in nature, a resource for living, and results from a’s rson interactions with and adaptions to his or her environment…” (p.6) Community: a group of people connected by similar traits, interests, cultures, etc. o Communities are defined by: Membership Common symbol items Shared values/norms Mutual influence Shared needs Shared emotional connection Public health: things society does to ensure the health and safety of the public Community health: general health of a group of people and steps taken to promote their health and safety Global health: health issues across the world Health disparities: difference of health in populations Factors that Affect the Health of a Community Physical factors: o Geography o Environment o Community size o Industrial development Social/Cultural factors: o Beliefs o Economy o Politics o Religion o Social norms o Socioeconomic status *Herd immunity: a whole population is immune to an infectious disease* * Most common cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease*
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