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Public Health – It’s about Community

The difference between public health, and clinical medicine is that public health regards the community as its patient.

Our health decisions are shaped by our families, our neighborhoods, our schools, our work places, and our society’s laws and rules.

Community-based public health organizations look for opportunities to work with those systems.

Since that is a big task, we form coalitions that can work together to get the job done. Coalitions usually represent many different community sectors, and have different areas of focus.

But as a group, we share a common goal.

To learn more about our community-based work – visit our Health Promotion page.