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What is Public Health?

We often get asked, “What is Public Health?”. Over the next few weeks, in light of National Public Health Week, we will be sharing content to try to answer that question. 

Public health is about preventing illness and promoting health. Public health is concerned with the health of the population as a whole. It can take so many forms because our health is impacted by so many things. In this short video, we describe the many factors that influence one's health. Where we live, what we eat, our relationships, and societal factors around us- these all impact our health. 

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