What is Public Health?

APHA What is Public Health?

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

APHA Creating the Healthiest Nation in One Generation Infographic

FACT: As Americans, we live shorter lives and suffer from more health problems than our peers in other high-income countries.


The Alaska Public Health Association has prepared and posted this tutorial to orient the public and policy makers to the role and function of public health services to benefit the residents of a community and the State of Alaska.

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