Public Health

Background

The goals of public health are to protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury through a wide range of population-based programs and services by federal, state, and local governments. They include preventing disease through immunization programs; monitoring and containing communicable disease outbreaks; ensuring air and water quality and food safety; preventing injuries and violence; protecting the health and safety of workers; collecting data for public health surveillance purposes; and conducting public health research and education.

Found in Public Health