Public Health Insight

What is Public Health?

January 25, 2022
Public Health Insight
What is Public Health?
Show Notes

One of the things we always hear from our community of people - some aspiring to go into the field of public health and others having some work experience in other fields - is what is considered as public health experience. 

In order to answer the question, we must first understand what public health is. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we talk about:

  • Standard definitions from the WHO, PHAC, CDC, APHA, and CPHA;
  • Our current understanding of public health and how it changed since first pursuing public health;
  • What public health means to our community stars;
  • Some careers that exist in the public health field; and
  • What things are not considered to be public health

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