The aim of public health is to improve the health of people in communities and in populations (protection from environmental hazards and provision for health needs).
The challenge for public healthdoctors is to re-establish public health leadership of communities, address social and environmental causes of ill health, and link with primary care (a) to improve the health of neighbourhoods and (b) to combine perspectives in commissioning services.
Current threats derive from organisational philosophies.
For example, focusing on market development does not allow for population based functions and so neglects the main influences on health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Pronostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Prognosis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0028869
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.