A Brief History of Public Health. Because, well, death…. What is Public Health?. “ To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. ” — CDC Mission Statement. Objectives. Define public health.
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Because, well, death….
“To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.”
—CDC Mission Statement
Le Pont du Gard
25% to 50%
Birth of Modern Medicine
Made under the direction of
W. De F. Day, M.D., Sanitary Superintendent, NYC Health Dept.www.ihm.nlm.nih.gov
“The landmarks of political, economic and social history are the moments when some condition passed from the category of the given into the category of the intolerable…The history of public health might well be written as a record of successive redefinings of the unacceptable.”
- Geoffrey Vickers, Secretary, Medical Research Council, Great Britain, 1958
In the next 5 minutes:
Brainstorm and record a list of “things” affecting the public’s health that have passed from tolerable (accepted) to intolerable (unaccepted).
Include items that you wish would become unacceptable.
U.S. Mortality Rate: 1900-2001
CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, December 24, 1999 / 48(50); 1141.Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4850bx.htm
McGinnis & Foege, JAMA, 1993
Policies and Interventions
Access to Quality Health Care
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health People 2010
Population (in millions)
Healthy People inEvery Stage of Life
Healthy People inHealthy Places
People Prepared forEmerging Health Threats
Healthy People in aHealthy World
Healthy People in Healthy Places
People Prepared for Emerging Health Threats
Healthy People in a Healthy World
Goals and Strategic Subgoals
Infants & Toddlers
Travel & Recreation
Detect & Report
World Trade Center
G8 Summit June 04
West Nile Virus
Nile Virus Aug-Nov 04
Influenza Sept 03
Hurricanes (Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jean)
BSE Dec 03