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What is Community and Population Health?
opulation Health examines and attempts to improve the health of a population as a whole and to reduce health inequalities. It is influenced by a number of factors and conditions, including health status indicators, social, economic, and physical environments, personal health practices, individual capacity and coping skills, human biology, early childhood development, and health services. Community Health describes how broad public health applications can be applied at the local or community level. This guide provides resources on both topics.
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- FIND RESOURCES - Search for books, journal articles, grey literature, statistics and maps
- SEARCH BY SUBJECT AREA - Search for material related to Population and Community Health
- MANAGE REFERENCES - Learn how to manage your references, avoid plagiarism, and use citation style guides
- Explore LINKS AND ORGANIZATIONS - Find provincial, federal and international institutions associated with public health
Check out the new database PROQUEST PUBLIC HEALTH. Designed to be the starting point for public health information and research. Coverage extends to 1972 and provides access to core literature in a wide variety of subjects related to public health.
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Physical fitness and hygiene
- Population studies
- Social services and welfare
- Statistics, Biology - genetics,
- Drug abuse and alcoholism
- Special education and rehabilitation
- Environmental studies
- Industrial health and safety
- Communicable Diseases
- Allergology and Immunology
- Nurses and Nursing
Health Canada's Population Health Approach: Key Elements and Actions that Define A Population Health Approach: A 2001 project that "organizes and consolidates current understandings of population health."