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  • Submitted: 02/07/2009
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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Candidate Name: Imama Khatoon

Candidate Number: 4342

Centre Number: 27240

Unit 6 Public Health

Health and Social Care

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Public Health

A01

Public health is the organised effort of a society which helps to protect and improve the health and well being of the population as a whole. Public health helps people who are less fortunate to achieve a healthier lifestyle. It is the health of the population within the nation and is something which not only affects an individual but infact is an effect on a group of people. Examples of this are alcohol abuse, eating disorders, mental health, obesity, smoking, teenage pregnancy and vaccination. These are all listed as public health issues as it affects more than just one person.

Different kinds of people are involved in public health work. The one most common factor is that their activities focus on protecting and improving the health of the population or community. Public health professionals involve working towards improving the health and well being of people in the community. Public health professionals can come

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