health services to improve and protect community health, especially sanitation, immunization, and preventive medicine.

public health pub·lic health (pŭb’lĭk)
Abbr. PH, P.H.
The science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.

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