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Public Health

What is Public Health?

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.

10 Essential Public Health Services

  • Assess and monitor population health.

  • Investigate, diagnose and address health hazards and root causes.

  • Communicate effectively to inform and educate.

  • Strengthen, support and mobilize communities and partnerships.

  • Create, champion and implement policies, plans and laws.

  • Utilize legal and regulatory actions.

  • Enable equitable access.

  • Build a diverse and skilled workforce.

  • Improve and innovate through evaluation, research and quality improvement. 

  • Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health.

Robin Sevier, RN

(641) 782-3545

Emergency Management Building

Robin Sevier, RN