Public Health Information

What is Public Health?


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Why is Public Health Important?


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Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health and our Planning Partners coordinate essential services and programs that protect and promote people's health and their environment to support and create healthier communities.  Hence, the essential Public Health services:
  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure that provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based bheath services
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
For more information, contact Susan Laverack, Associate Director, at (603) 528-2145 or email slaverack@pphnh.org




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