The Faculty of Public Health defines public health as:
'The science and art of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society'.
The core values of Public health practice are that it should be equitable, empowering, effective, evidence-based, fair and inclusive.
In light of the core values and the three domains of public health practice nine key areas for public health practice have been agreed which form the basis of all standards of training and practice that the Faculty develops.
Within Public Health practice there are three key domains:
Health Improvement | Improving Services | Health Protection
The nine key areas (with some examples) are:
Public Health Directorate
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