10 Basic Things You Need to Know About Public Health 3.0 (2022)

If you’re interested in learning a bit more about Public Health 3.0, you’re not alone. While there are many health departments across the country already implementing the goals of Public Health 3.0, there are still many health departments who are unsure where to begin or may have never even heard the term. This article will allow you to brush up on the basics of Public Health 3.0 and know where to look to find more information if you want it.

1. What is “Public Health 3.0”?

The term “Public Health 3.0” was coined in 2016 by Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc Acting Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That same year, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) released a whitepaper entitled, Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action to Create a 21st Century Public Health Infrastructure which really defines the entire thrust of Public Health 3.0.

Public Health 3.0 is a term meant to describe a progression or “modernization” of public health goals and missions. Public Health 3.0 isn’t something completely new; in fact, in that whitepaper, Dr. DeSalvo says, “Public Health 3.0 exemplifies the transformativesuccess stories that many pioneering communitiesacross the country have already accomplished.The challenge now is to institutionalize theseefforts and replicate these triumphs across allcommunities for all people. Our collaborative action must ensure, for the firsttime in history, that every person in America has atruly equal opportunity to enjoy a long and healthylife.”

“The challenge now is to institutionalize theseefforts and replicate these triumphs across allcommunities for all people. Our collaborative action must ensure, for the firsttime in history, that every person in America has atruly equal opportunity to enjoy a long and healthylife.”

–Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo

Why Now?

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) answers this question in a 2016 article: “We often hear thatyour ZIP code is more important to your health than your genetic code, and public health not only has to be part of that shift in thinking, we have to be ready to lead. It is time to rethink how we can turn these indicators and social determinants around, and take the lead in making communities healthier.”

Public Health 3.0 is a more sharply defined focus on addressing ALL the factors that affect a person’s overall health — the social determinants of health or “the conditions in which people are
born, live, work, and age.” (OASH Public Health 3.0 whitepaper)

2. Where did Public Health 3.0 Come From?

The entire history of public health from the late 19th century to the present, is broken down by the CDC into three periods of public health advancement which they labeled, Public Health 1.0, Public Health 2.0, and Public Health 3.0.

Public Health 1.0:Late 19th – Late 20th Century

Defined by the CDC as, “the period from the late 19th century through much of the 20th century when modern public health became an essential governmental function with specialized federal, state, local, and tribal public health agencies.”

During this period, public health was able to:

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  • Develop systematized sanitation
  • Improve food and water safety
  • Expand understanding of diseases through advancements in science
  • Develop vaccines and antibiotics to help with prevention and treatment
  • Expand capability in epidemiology and laboratory science

Public Health 2.0:1980s to Now

“Public Health 2.0emerged in the second half of the 20th century and was heavily shaped by the 1988 IOM reportThe Future of Public Health,” (CDC)

The IOM Committee felt that public health had become too focused on providing clinical care and was unprepared to face a new era marked by a rise in chronic diseases such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In addition, as an American Journal of Public Health article explains, “… by late in the century, the capacity and effectiveness of public health agencies varied enormously across the country, with little consensus about what should be expected of public health…”

“… by late in the century, the capacity and effectiveness of public health agencies varied enormously across the country, with little consensus about what should be expected of public health…”

American Journal of Public Health “Public Health 3.0: Time for an Upgrade” (April 2016)

As a result:

  • The IOM Committee defined a core set of functions for public health: assessment, policy development, and assurance.
  • Public health became more focused on improving health through prevention, management, and treatment of diseases
  • Performance standards were established for public health agencies, which has matured into today’s accreditation standards
  • Public health agencies became increasingly professionalized

Public Health 3.0:Now – Future

Despite the changes brought by Public Health 2.0, there are still challenges facing public health:

  • Public Health 2.0 did not give a lot of definition as to how public health leaders could, “work across sectors to address social, environmental, or economic determinants of health.” (Am J Public Health)
  • Shifting demographics have meant a shift in the leading health challenges facing communities
  • Leading causes of death are now largely attributed to behaviors vs. disease or illness (e.g. smoking, eating patterns, etc.)
  • Public health departments face increasingly tight budgets with increasingly heavier demands
  • The ACA improved access to healthcare which means less people need clinical care from health departments; this has led to a prioritization of prevention over clinical care
  • “The ACA’s requirement that nonprofit hospitals must do community health needs assessments has increased collaboration between medicine and public health.” (Am J Public Health)

These challenges have led to a re-envisioning of public health and to the development of Public Health 3.0.

“Public Health 3.0refers to a new era of enhanced and broadened public health practice that goes beyond traditional public department functions and programs. …At the core of Public Health 3.0 is the notion that local communities will lead the charge in taking public health to the next level and ensuring its continued success.” (CDC)

3. Why do we need Public Health 3.0?

“Despite public health’s increasing focus on how environments impact health, our ZIP codes remain a more accurate determinant of health than our genetic codes. As a society, we have a collective responsibility to create conditions that allow all members of our communities to make healthy choices. And yet public health initiatives often exist in silos, resulting in missed opportunities to leverage the critical knowledge of communities to improve health at the local level.” (Healthy People.gov)

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The core recommendations or goals of Public Health 3.0 (see below) outline practices that public health can implement in order to address social determinants of health and further health equity. To understand more about how inequity can affect public health, you can view this excellent video produced by The California Endowment to encourage building healthy communities in the state of California. The principles apply nationwide.

4. What are the 5 Goals of Public Health 3.0?

Public Health 3.0 focuses on 5 core recommendations (or goals) for public health departments in this new era:

  1. Health departments will own the role of a Chief Health Strategist, driving initiatives in their community, especially upstream interventions to address social determinants of health.
  2. Public Health departments should engage in cross-sector collaboration between other health departments, intra-governmental departments, and community entities (such as hospitals, clinics, and other local businesses).
  3. Health departments should seek accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
  4. Health departments should collect and compile timely, reliable, granular-level, actionable data to guide, focus, and assess the impact of prevention initiatives, and they should make this data accessible to the community.
  5. Funding for public health should beenhanced and substantially modified,and innovative funding models should beexplored so as to expand financial supportfor Public Health 3.0–style leadership andprevention initiatives.

5. What does it mean to be the Chief Health Strategist? (Goal #1)

According to the Public Health Foundation (PHF), “…a Community Chief Health Strategist is an engaged change leader (or group of leaders) who builds community coalitions that investigate and take action to make meaningful progress on a community health issue.”

A chief health strategist:

  • Forms partnerships across multiple sectors
  • Collects meaningful data about the health of their community
  • Leverages the partnerships they’ve created to examine the data, set goals, and develop plans to improve their community’s health
  • Is the catalyst for change in their community, inspiring and urging action from community leaders, local businesses, and even grass-level movements
  • Assess social determinants of health and drives upstream interventions to address them

6. How can health departments address develop cross-sector collaboration? (Goal #2)

The CDC outlines what it means to develop the cross- sector collaboration recommended by Public Health 3.0: “Communities should create innovative and sustained organizational structures that include agencies or organizations across multiple sectors and with a shared vision, which allows blending and braiding of funding sources, capturing savings for reinvestment over time, and a long-term roadmap for creating health, equity, and resilience in communities.”

Clackamas County Public Health in Washington has done an excellent job of developing cross-sector partnerships in their community.

During a recent Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Hot Topics webinar, they shared that they have:

  • Partnered with their local transportation department to do a transportation health impact assessment and share resources.
  • Done health impact assessments in conjunction with housing policy
  • Created an opioid task force in conjunction with multiple sectors from the community
  • Partnered with hospitals, CCOs, and others to conduct a regional health needs assessment

7. What is the importance of PHAB Accreditation? (Goal #3)

PHAB accreditation helps create a cultural shift towards Public Health 3.0:“Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)criteria and processes for departmentaccreditation should be enhanced andsupported so as to best foster Public Health3.0 principles, as we strive to ensurethat every person in the United States isserved by nationally accredited health departments.” (OASH Public Health 3.0 whitepaper)

Gretchen Sampson, MPH, RN, the Community Services Director for Polk County Health Department in WI shared with Champ Software the benefits her health department received as a result of PHAB accreditation.

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Gretchen shared that accreditation:

  • Identifies strengths and weaknesses (aka areas for improvement)
  • Strengthens your internal and external partnerships
  • Encourages prioritization and address of long-standing concerns
  • Provides the stimulus of quality improvement
  • Improves management processes
  • Increases communication with governing entities
  • Creates accountability to external stakeholders
  • Fosters teamwork and communication within the department
  • Is REWARDING!

8. How can health departments collect the kind of data Public Health 3.0 recommends? (Goal #4)

RESOLVE’s 2014 paper, The High Achieving Governmental Health Department in 2020 as the Community Health Strategist outlines the importance of data collection:Public health has always been an information-based discipline. That’s its stock in trade. But theold ways of collecting and analyzing information are no longer sufficient. The nature ofinformation technology, information sources, and public expectations of accessibility arechanging, and public health needs to rapidly adapt and evolve in response.”

Public health departments are using a variety of means to collect meaningful data, such as:

  • Hiring a specific person whose job is to collect that type of data
  • Forming cross-sector partnerships and establishing coalitions to collect raw data from the community by conducting forums and telephone surveys, convening focus groups, and collecting key informant surveys
  • Using Excel to compile the data

How can EHRs and EMRs help?

Arguably one of the most important tools you’ll need is an electronic health record or electronic medical record (EHR/EMR) that allows you to collect, compile, exchange or share, and leverage your data in a meaningful and actionable way.

You want your EHR/EMR be able to:

  • Collect your data
  • Report on it in a meaningful way (every piece of data you enter should be able to be pulled out in a meaningful report)
  • Measure outcomes and program progress towards goals
  • Provide you with visual tools
  • Enable you to export your data
  • Connect you with an HIE so that you can exchange your data with partners

To get actionable data out of your EHR software in reports, you’ll need an EHR with a standardized terminology built in. You can read more about standardized terminology, what criteria it should meet, and how to choose one, in our eBook, Standardized Terminologies for EHRs.

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Champ Software’s Nightingale Notes is founded on the Omaha System standardized terminology and we’ve been excelling at providing actionable data to our clients for decades.

9. What sort of innovative funding can public health seek out? (Goal #5)

Public health can focus on generating new and innovative funding sources as well as maximizing the efficiency of resources they already have.

Generating new funding sources:

RESOLVE‘s2014 paper, The High Achieving Governmental Health Department in 2020 as the Community Chief Health Strategist addresses this topic. The paper suggests a need for public health to shift away from providing the same or similar direct clinical services as primary care providers and instead focus on providing more complementary services: “… Such services can be new generators of revenue, offered to insurers and clinicians in exchange for reimbursement.”

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Incentive payments offered to primary care providers will likely continue to trend even more towards population-based outcomes as a quality measure. This offers a lot of opportunities for savvy health departments to take initiative in partnering with those providers to provide upstream community health interventions and possibly share in the revenue stream from those incentive payments.

Some examples of this type of partnership mentioned in RESOLVE’s paper are:

  • Bundled packages of home visits by educators and risk reduction specialists to women with high-risk pregnancies or to families with a child who has moderate to severe asthma
  • Community health workers who could help patients address social determinants of health by linking them with opportunities for improved housing, employment training, or family unification
  • Collaboration with providers on linking treatment with community-level upstream intervention programs (for example, linking smoking cessation treatment with community-level cessation groups)

Maximizing the efficiency of current funds:

In addition to these innovative ideas, local public health departments can capitalize on the funding they already receive. This can be done by ensuring programs are running efficiently and that funds are being attributed to the programs which are most effective.

Local health departments should measure this efficiency and effectiveness by employing an EHR or EMR (such as Nightingale Notes) that allows them to:

  • Measure outcomes
  • See meaningful data on dashboards
  • Run reports
  • Access new and timely data
  • Analyze program progress in meeting goals
  • Prove resources are being wisely used
  • See all of this data at multiple levels (e.g. community, program, population, individual)

10. How does Healthy People 2020 fit in?

“Healthy Peopleis a program of a nationwidehealth-promotionanddisease-prevention goals set by theUnited States Department of Health and Human Services.” —Wikipedia

“Healthy People provides science-based, national goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of all people in the United States. For four decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time…” —CDC

Released in 2010, Healthy People 2020 is the set of goals public health is meant to achieve by the year 2020. According to Healthy People.gov, those goals are:

  • Identify nationwide health improvement priorities.
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress.
  • Provide measurable objectives and goals that are applicable at the national, State, and local levels.
  • Engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge.
  • Identify critical research, evaluation, and data collection needs.

If those goals sound familiar, it’s because Public Health 3.0 encompasses these objectives and provides recommendations on how public health can achieve them.

Conclusion

According to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), “Public Health 3.0 is a recognition that for a community to be healthy, improvements in transportation, access to healthy food, the natural environment, housing, safety, and other areas must be made. In addition, Public Health 3.0 recognizes the significant need for public health data all the way down to the neighborhood level, and that increased financial investment is necessary to support communities in creating optimal health. Public Health 3.0 will be integral in the formation of the objectives for Healthy People 2030, which begins just a few short years from now.”

“Public Health 3.0 will be integral in the formation of the objectives for Healthy People 2030, which begins just a few short years from now.”

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NCHPAD.org

Next Steps

Download our eBook, Standardized Terminology in EHRs, to learn more about how your health department can use an EHR founded on standardized terminology to collect data in your community, turn that into actionable reports, and measure the outcomes of your initiatives.

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FAQs

What we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy? ›

Public health is what we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy. Although many sectors play key roles, governmental public health is an essential component.

How do you ensure public health? ›

You can find more information on public health activities relating to these areas online.
  1. Assure an adequate local public health infrastructure. ...
  2. Promote healthy communities and healthy behavior. ...
  3. Prevent the spread of communicable disease. ...
  4. Protect against environmental health hazards. ...
  5. Prepare and respond to emergencies.

Which of the following is the mission of public health according to public health in America? ›

The Mission of Public Health is: Promote physical and mental health and prevent disease, injury and disability.

What is the public health 3.0 concept? ›

Public Health 3.0: A Renewed Approach to Public Health

This scientific and organizational progress meant that comprehensive public health protection — from effective primary prevention through science-based medical treatment and tertiary prevention — was possible for the general population.

What are the goals for public health in the future? ›

In short, the goals of public health are to save money, improve the quality of life, help children thrive, and reduce human suffering by: Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services. Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease. Preventing injuries.

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The core functions of Public Health include Assessment, Policy Development, and Assurance.

How does public health affect daily life? ›

Public health protects and improves communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease; promoting healthy lifestyles for children and families; protecting against hazards in homes, work, communities and the environment; ensuring high-quality health-care services; safeguarding and improving the quality of the ...

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What are the ten functions of public health? ›

10 Essential Functions of Public Health Professionals
  • Creating Awareness.
  • Monitoring Community Health.
  • Identifying the Prevailing Health Issues in the Community.
  • Initiating Educational Programs.
  • Designing Health Service Delivery System.
  • Making Policies and Regulatory Initiatives.
  • Conducting Community Wellness Programs.
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What is the purpose of the 10 essential public health services? ›

Essential Public Health Services (Revised, 2020)

To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal health for all and seek to remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities.

What are the benefits of public health? ›

Public health tactics can help identify supply chain management problems and solutions, such as scaling supply chains, building healthy and adaptable markets which adapt to evolving needs, and enhancing supply chain sustainability.

What is basic public health? ›

Public health is defined as the science of protecting the safety and improving the health of communities through education, policy making and research for disease and injury prevention. The definition of public health is different for every person.

What are public health values? ›

Principles of Public Health Practice/What are the core values underlying public health? In this topic we are looking at some of the values that underpin public health practice such as: equity, social justice, participation, efficiency, effectiveness, acceptability, affordability and accessibility.

What is primary prevention of diseases? ›

1. Primary Prevention—intervening before health effects occur, through. measures such as vaccinations, altering risky behaviors (poor eating. habits, tobacco use), and banning substances known to be associated. with a disease or health condition.8,9.

What are the 5 pillars of public health? ›

5 Pillars of Safety in Healthcare is a disciplined strategy based on five critical areas. Focus on 1) hand hygiene, 2) process, 3) surface measurement, 4) augmentation, and 5) emerging solutions can mitigate infection transmission. All five must work in an integrated program fueled by people, protocols and products.

What are the 5 smart goals? ›

The SMART in SMART goals stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.

What is an example of public health? ›

The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.

What are the 3 core areas of public health? ›

What are the Three Core Functions of Public Health?
  • Assessment.
  • Policy Development.
  • Assurance.
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What is the main role of public health? ›

Public health contributes to reducing the causes of ill-health and improving people's health and wellbeing through: health protection - action for clean air, water and food, infectious disease control, protection against environmental health hazards, chemical incidents and emergency response.

What are the four components of public health? ›

What are the four most important principles of public health? Public health practice is based on the principles of equity, fairness and inclusiveness, empowerment, effectiveness and evidence-based practice.

What are public health issues? ›

A public health problem, therefore, is a medical issue that affects a significant portion of a specific population. Some examples include chronic illnesses like Type 2 diabetes, infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, mental health challenges, and even motor vehicle accidents.

How can public health improve a community? ›

Communities that are attentive to public health can even reduce inequality among their residents. “[Community health] also helps to reduce health gaps caused by differences in race and ethnicity, location, social status, income and other factors that can affect health,” reports the CDC.

Why is prevention important in public health? ›

Prevention deters the incidence of a disease, or stops, slows or reverses the progress of an acute condition. The separation of the roles between medical providers and public health officials leads to a lack of collaboration when it comes to preventive care.

What is healthcare population health? ›

Population health is defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.

What do you mean by community health explain? ›

Community health is a medical practice which focuses on people's well-being in a particular geographical area. This essential public health sector covers programs to help neighborhood members in protecting and improving their health, deter the transmission of infectious diseases, and plan for natural disasters.

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Medical Words For Everyday Situations
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What are the six disciplines of public health? ›

The core public health disciplines are health policy and management, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. Public health touches every aspect of our lives and addresses: Racial and ethnic health disparities.

What are the most important essential public health functions? ›

Essential Public Health Functions
  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems. ...
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community. ...
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues. ...
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.

Which of the following is part of the 10 essential services of public health? ›

The 10 Essential Public Health Services describe the public health activities that all communities should undertake: Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community. Inform, educate, and empower people about health ...

Who developed the 10 Essential Public Health Services? ›

In response, the Public Health Functions Steering Committee, with the support of major public health organizations and governmental agencies, developed the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) as a means of communicating the key public health services needed to protect and promote the health of the public.

What is the role of equity in the 10 essential services of public health? ›

To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal health for all and seek to remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities.

Which of the following are included in the 10 essential services of public health quizlet? ›

Terms in this set (10)
  • monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems. ...
  • diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community. ...
  • inform, educate, and empower people about health issues. ...
  • mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.

What will I learn from public health? ›

In a public health degree program, you'll learn how the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, grow, and play affect their health outcomes. You'll learn how public health professionals collaborate to uncover these conditions and build interventions that address them.

What makes a successful public health plan successful? ›

(1) Innovation to develop the evidence base for action; (2) a technical package of a limited number of high-priority, evidence-based interventions that together will have a major impact; (3) effective performance management, especially through rigorous, real-time monitoring, evaluation, and program improvement; (4) ...

What is the importance of health? ›

Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health are important for your self-esteem and self-image. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body.

How can we create a healthy society? ›

Creating Healthier Communities
  1. 1 Making Health A Shared Value.
  2. 2 Fostering Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Well-Being.
  3. 3 Creating Healthier Communities. Built Environment. Social and Economic Environment. Policy and Governance.
  4. 4 Strengthening Services and Systems.
  5. Outcome. 0 Outcome: Improved Health and Equity.

How do you ensure good health and well-being? ›

Here are a few effective and tested ways that can help you improve your wellbeing:
  1. Take Proper Sleep: ...
  2. Eat a Balanced Diet: ...
  3. Expose Your Body to Sunlight: ...
  4. Deal with Stress: ...
  5. Exercise Daily: ...
  6. Stay Away from Smoking and Alcohol: ...
  7. Be Social, as Much as You Can: ...
  8. Find and Practice New Hobbies:

How can you contribute to maintain the health and safety of your community? ›

Here are a few ideas to get you started on making your community a better place to live!
  1. Start Being Healthy at Work. ...
  2. Volunteer at a Local Social Services Organization. ...
  3. Encourage Carpooling and the Use of Public Transit. ...
  4. Pursue a Public Health Career.
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What are the 10 characteristics of a healthy community? ›

quality education; • adequate and safe housing; • employment opportunities and job skills training; • access to public transportation and recreational opportunities; • healthy, clean and safe physical environments; and • health education and access to health care (Norris, Lampe, 1994).

What makes a successful public health plan successful? ›

(1) Innovation to develop the evidence base for action; (2) a technical package of a limited number of high-priority, evidence-based interventions that together will have a major impact; (3) effective performance management, especially through rigorous, real-time monitoring, evaluation, and program improvement; (4) ...

What are 5 ways that we can improve environmental health? ›

Here are seven strategies for improving your environmental wellness:
  • Replace Chemical Cleaning Products with Natural Alternatives. ...
  • Reduce Allergens and Improve the Air Quality in Your Home. ...
  • Declutter. ...
  • Get More Nature in Your Life. ...
  • Limit Your Screen Time. ...
  • Use Eco-friendly and Recycled Materials in Your Home.
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What are the six basic rules for good health? ›

The 6 Core Pillars for a Healthy Life
  • Medical. It's important to establish and maintain a relationship with a primary care provider who will partner with you to help you understand your specific medical risks and assess your general state of health. ...
  • Fitness. ...
  • Sleep. ...
  • Nutrition. ...
  • Mindfulness. ...
  • Social Wellness.
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What is a good health goal? ›

- People with the best health and longevity get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily. - Taking time for daily relaxation and recreation is also helpful to the body and mind. - Aim for at least 5 (up to 9 is recommended) servings of fruits and vegetables daily. - Limit fatty meats and high cholesterol foods.

Why good health is important? ›

Having a healthy body and mind is very important for overall well-being. Having a bad lifestyle would result in poor mental health. Adapting a healthy lifestyle would relax the mind and improve the mood. Only when a person is happy mentally, they would perform productively.

Do we need public health today? ›

Public Health is important due to aiding and prolonging life. Through the prevention of health issues, individuals can spend more of their years in good health. 4. Public Health helps detect health issues as early as possible and responds appropriately to avoid the development of disease.

What is the primary task of public health? ›

Actually, public health is a sophisticated science for identifying and dealing with real or potential health threats to the community. Public health's primary purposes are to improve the health of communities, to prevent disease from occurring, and to save lives.

Why is it important to promote public health? ›

As a core function of public health, health promotion supports governments, communities and individuals to cope with and address health challenges. This is accomplished by building healthy public policies, creating supportive environments, and strengthening community action and personal skills.

What are the 3 basic strategies for health promotion? ›

The basic strategies for health promotion identified in the Ottawa Charter were: advocate (to boost the factors which encourage health), enable (allowing all people to achieve health equity) and mediate (through collaboration across all sectors).

Why healthy community is important? ›

A healthy community benefits every person in it. And community health is one means of achieving a healthy community. The field of public health aims to protect and improve health by addressing the structures and systems that define a place—and by supporting the people who live and work there in making healthy choices.

Why is safety important in community? ›

A safe community is a real community

A reduction in the numbers and cost of injuries and violence. A promotion of health and safety in their community. A sense of community pride. People and families to move to their community.

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