Connecting the dots in public health is a complex task.
The term public health is very often misunderstood. However, from the food you eat, to the air you breathe, from the doctors you visit, to the schools your children attend, public health is far reaching and very ingrained in your day-to-day life. In short, public health is a science revolving around protecting and improving the health of our communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and preventing injuries.
Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.
Public health focuses on three key areas:
- Providing disease control and prevention
- Assuring air and water quality
- Promoting healthy lifestyles
The Nevada Public Health Foundation believes public health is a wise investment and we are working towards a healthy future for Nevada communities and the people who live in them.