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
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