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Public Health: Overview
Resources to information concerning the community, state, national and international health concerns.
MedicineNet states the definition as: the approach to medicine that is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. Public health is community health. It has been said that: "Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time."
The Center successfully brought together over 100 senior-level participants from across a variety of federal agencies to begin identifying disaster medicine and public health education and training needs. The site will be expanding in the coming months.
Article from BMC Medical Ethics on treating pandemics.
On pandemics and the duty to care: whose duty? who cares?
Carly Ruderman, C Shawn Tracy, Cécile M Bensimon, Mark Bernstein, Laura Hawryluck, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, and Ross EG Upshur
BMC Med Ethics. 2006; 7: 5. Published online 2006 April 20. doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-7-5.
Pandemic: An epidemic (a sudden outbreak) that becomes very widespread and affects a whole region, a continent, or the world. (www.medterms.com)