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date: 23 September 2019

public health 

Source:
A Dictionary of Gangs
Author(s):

Bill Sanders

A medical approach that is concerned with the health of entire communities as opposed to individual health. Key goals of public health include the assessment of the health of communities to identify health priorities and concerns; the formulation of policies designed to tackle such priorities and concerns; and assuring a community access to affordable health care, health promotion, and disease prevention. Violence, unsafe sexual practices, and substance use are major public health concerns that gang members engage in disproportionately to those not in gangs. For such reasons, they have been considered a ... ...

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