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behavioral medicine

behavioral medicine  

The application of behavioral science theory and techniques to prevention and treatment of disease, disability, and premature death. It is applied in health promotion programs and in the treatment of ...
clinical preventive medicine

clinical preventive medicine  

A method of medical practice that concentrates on opportunistic case-finding, presymptomatic screening, health risk appraisal, and strategic and tactical interventions, such as immunization programs, ...
community health

community health  

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Preventive services, mainly outside the hospital, involving the surveillance of special groups of the population, such as preschool and school children, women, and the elderly, by means of routine ...
health education

health education  

Methods used to inform people about health issues and to persuade and enable them to adopt lifestyles that the educators believe will improve health and to reject habits regarded as harmful to health.
Health Education Authority

Health Education Authority  

(in UK)Established in 1987 as a special health authority to encourage health education and health promotion, and largely funded by the UK government's Department of Health. It was subsequently ...
health visitor

health visitor  

A trained nurse with specialist qualifications in public health and health promotion. Health visitors have an important liaison role with oral health educators.
occupational health service

occupational health service  

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(OHS) a scheme by which employers provide a mainly preventive health service for employees. Specially trained doctors and nurses advise management on hazardous situations at work. Advice is also ...
Ottawa Charter

Ottawa Charter  

A document on health promotion defined by the World Health Organization in 1986. It identified the key areas of health promotion to be: building a healthy public policy, creating supporting ...
public health medicine

public health medicine  

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The specialty concerned with preventing disease and improving health in populations as distinct from individuals. Formerly known as community medicine or social medicine, it includes epidemiology, ...

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