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.
- Public health inspector
noun 1. (in Britain) a former name for Environmental Health Officer
- Public holiday
noun 1. a holiday observed over the whole country
noun 1. British. a tavern. 2. an inn or hostelry. public house noun 1. (Brit) the formal name for pub 2. (US & Canadian) an inn, tavern, or small hotel
noun 1. housing owned or operated by a government and usually offered at low rent to the needy.
noun 1. the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth: health programs that directly affect the public interest. 2. appeal or relevance to the general populace: a news story of public interest.