- health services to improve and protect community health, especially sanitation, immunization, and preventive medicine.
Origin of public health
First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for public health
Each individual race involves an unusual collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and public-health entities.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
The NRA opposes him because he referred to gun violence as a “public-health crisis.”The Gun Battle Since Newtown
December 14, 2014
But actually, contact tracing is the core principle of all public-health endeavors.Doctors Without Borders Hits Ebola Breaking Point
Abby Haglage, Kent Sepkowitz
October 21, 2014
Presidents have not always been seen as so central to public-health issues.How Presidents Handle Pandemics
October 16, 2014
Without it, the U.S. public-health program is on par with that of Somalia.How the Shutdown Could Make You Sick
October 3, 2013
This substance was examined in the public-health laboratories of Rome.The Book of the Damned
In Australia at all events the inducements to enter the public-health service as a profession are not very great.The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt
James W. Barrett
In fact, Stark, the public-health surgeon at Puerto del Norte, let fall a hint that makes me think he's on his way now.The Unspeakable Perk
Samuel Hopkins Adams
- The science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.
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