public health



  • noun the study of illness, health and disease in the community.

Health Economics

  • (written as Public Health)
    Public health is similar to population health, and draws on social epidemiology to embrace the widest range of determinants of health in a society; a broader range of technologies for addressing them than is encompassed in public health medicine, such as better parenting for childhood development, better housing, even greater equality of income and wealth; and the broader range of institutional pathways and vectors of influence implied by the forgoing, such as schooling and schools, working and workplace. To tackle health effectively in this fashion plainly involves many disciples and professions.


  • noun the general health of a community and the measures taken to protect it