Public Health

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PUBLIC HEALTH
Health is the word used to describe how your body feels.
Being healthy is important because it makes you feel good and live longer.
The field of health psychology is focused on promoting health as well as the prevention and treatment of disease and illness. Health psychologists also focus on understanding how people react, cope and recover from illness. Some health psychologists work to improve the health care system and the government 's approach to health care policy.
Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person 's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in "good health" or "healthy"). The World Health
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It is also a field that is concerned with limiting health disparities and a large part of public health is the fight for health care equity, quality, and accessibility. The field of public health is highly varied and encompasses many academic disciplines. However, public health is mainly composed of the following core areas:
ROLE OF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER

The objective of the health officer manual is to support effective public health practice of local health officers by providing a collection of relevant guidance documents related to issues that health officers are likely to encounter. Although many of the documents are available in various locations and websites, the collection allows the local health officer to find many items in one location. These documents support the health officer role and local response to various environmental health related conditions. The health officer manual is being updated in 2011 to offer the most current information available (last update was 2003) and sections will be periodically updated as newer versions of guidance documents become available.
The role of public halth officer are as follows:.
1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.

2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.

3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.

4. Mobilize

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