Improving health and preventing illness

Gehring, Alison
July 2008
Practice Nurse;7/25/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p5
Academic Journal
The author discusses the need to improve public health and percent illness in Great Britain in 2008. She attributes the need to the prevalence of obesity, the binge drinking culture and the potential for an avian influenza pandemic. She also stresses the role of illness prevention and health promotion in improving the nation's health. In addition, the author asserts the role of the public health workforce in such initiatives.


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