What is Public Health?

 

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Public Health is defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988; WHO)

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) Foundation

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.