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This guide is designed to serve as a starting point for locating information on any topic in the field of public health.

Public Health

"Today, we are facing many new threats to public health - AIDS, rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, smoking-related illnesses, bioterrorism, and chemical pollution of our air, soil, and water, to name a few. Today’s major health problems are related more to behavior and lifestyle than to germs. This has expanded the Health Department’s role to include more public education aimed at helping individuals understand and reduce their risks by changing their behavior."                                                                                                                                                           

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The public health system includes:

  • Public health agencies at state & local levels
  • Healthcare providers
  • Public safety agencies
  • Human service & charity organizations
  • Education & youth development organizations
  • Recreation & arts-related organizations
  • Economic & philanthropic organizations
  • Environmental agencies & organizations

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Global Health - Rand Corporation

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