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Ch 6: Public Health & U.S. Health Care

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You're in the right place if you need to quickly study the fundamentals of U.S. health care and public health. These short lessons and mini quizzes can be used for test preparation, homework help, independent learning, tutoring and more.

Public Health & U.S. Health Care - Chapter Summary

Check out this collection of engaging lessons to study the principles of public health and how they relate to medicine and the U.S. health care system. Using a simplified teaching style, our instructors show you the basics of public health infrastructure, policies, laws and much more. Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you retain important healthcare terms and concepts. You can access this chapter any time using your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Revisit the material as many times as needed, and feel free to submit questions to our instructors if you have any. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of public health
  • Differentiate between medicine and public health
  • Explain the importance of public health infrastructure
  • Define various public health policies and laws
  • Assess the relationship between U.S. healthcare and public health
  • Understand how private agencies and the government prevent disease

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Public Health & U.S. Health Care
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What is Public Health? - Definition & Principles

1. What is Public Health? - Definition & Principles

Have you ever wondered how you can help improve the health of the entire community? In this lesson, you will learn about public health. As opposed to helping people one-by-one, public health policies and practices help large numbers of people become healthier.

Public Health vs. Medicine: Differences & Similarities

2. Public Health vs. Medicine: Differences & Similarities

In this lesson, we'll examine three key dimensions that distinguish public health from individual medicine. We'll also explore how these two fields sometimes overlap.

Public Health Infrastructure: Overview & Importance

3. Public Health Infrastructure: Overview & Importance

Public health infrastructure is the foundation of the public health system. In this lesson, we'll examine the key components of public health infrastructure and discuss its importance.

Public Health Law & Policies: Definition & Examples

4. Public Health Law & Policies: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll examine public laws and policies intended to prevent health problems and promote health across the population. We'll discuss the defining characteristics and main strategies of public health law.

Relationship Between Public Health & U.S. Healthcare

5. Relationship Between Public Health & U.S. Healthcare

This lesson explores the interface between public health and the U.S. healthcare system. We examine the role of public health in healthcare organization, financing, and delivery in the United States.

How Government & Private Agencies Prevent Disease

6. How Government & Private Agencies Prevent Disease

There are governmental and private agencies involved in health research and disease prevention. This lesson discusses three of these organizations: the CDC, the NIH, and the American Cancer Society.

Required Assignments Reminder

7. Required Assignments Reminder

Sorry for the interruption to your course progress! We wanted to make sure you knew this course has a written assignment requirement in order to be completed. Read on to learn where to find these assignments and how to submit them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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