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Public Health

  • By: Jeffrey Wilson & Betty Bekemeier
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

In 1988, the U.S. Institute of Medicine defined public health as what society does collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. Public health is the science of promoting good physical and mental health and preventing disease, injury, ...

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