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This guide is designed to serve as a starting point for locating information on any topic in the field of public health.
Last Updated: Dec 1, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Public Health

"Today, we are facing many new threats to public health - AIDS, rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, smoking-related illnesses, bioterrorism, and chemical pollution of our air, soil, and water, to name a few. Today’s major health problems are related more to behavior and lifestyle than to germs. This has expanded the Health Department’s role to include more public education aimed at helping individuals understand and reduce their risks by changing their behavior."                                                                                                                                                           

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Department of Health


Public Health Department


Public Health System defined...


The public health system includes:

  • Public health agencies at state & local levels
  • Healthcare providers
  • Public safety agencies
  • Human service & charity organizations
  • Education & youth development organizations
  • Recreation & arts-related organizations
  • Economic & philanthropic organizations
  • Environmental agencies & organizations

To find articles about public health topics, click on the Articles tab.

To find books, search our catalog; the Books tab of this page also lists several reference books that may be of use.

To find web resources, click on the Websites tab.

For help writing your bibliography, click on the How to Cite Sources tab.

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Public Health Information & Data Tutorial

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This tutorial is based on Public Health Information and Data: A Training Manual


Global Health - Rand Corporation

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