Category:Public health

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"The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organised efforts of society." (Sir Donald Acheson)

Public health is concerned with the promotion and protection of health, and the interplay between economics and health care.

Health protection is a branch of public health which is chiefly concerned with protection from harm from communicable diseases and non-infectious environmental hazards, such as toxins and radiation. In England many public health practitioners are employed by the Health Protection Agency. Other administrations have different arrangements.

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The main science of public health is epidemiology.

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the standard setting body for Public Health specialists in the UK. FPH is a Faculty of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United kingdom and has a membership of over 3000. It was formerly known as the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and before that as the Faculty of Community Medicine, and membership was restricted to medical practitioners. Near the end of the 20th century it opened its membership to disciplines other than medicine.

Public health resources on the Internet

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