Different Ways to Improve Public Health. Focus on diseases/ injuries e.g. sexually transmitted diseases, intentional injury, diabetes Focus on risk factors e.g. tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity
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Use evidence to decide among possible interventions
e.g. smoker prevented
lead poisoning prevented
drug treatment completed
Note: some interventions have multiple health benefits e.g. smoking affects CVD, some cancers, respiratory disease etc.
Oxford University Press, 2003