public health


 

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Definition: 

A state of dynamic equilibrium between an organism and its environment in which all functions of mind and body are normal. (Source: GEMET/MGH). The concept comprises also the the discipline in health science that, at the level of the community or the public, aims at promoting prevention of disease, sanitary living, laws, practices and a healthier environment. (Source: GEMET/GUNN), and concentrates on human health issues.

Other relations

  • Health care (BRS)
Broader
health
Synonyms
  • human health

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