What is Health?
A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
What is public health according to CDC?
To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability
What is the mission?
Mission of public health is to "Fulfill society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy
What are the four things that the mission of public health implies?
1. Public health serves all people regardless of income, age, race, or other attributes
2. Public health is intersted in promoting health, rather than treating illness
3. Publid health does not guarantee that all people will be healthy, only that all will enjoy the conditions that promote health
4. Improving is a benefit: not only to individuals, but to the society as a whole
What was happening in the Middle Ages>?
The bubonic plague