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Contribution to Book
Introduction and overview of pharmacy and public health
introduction to public health in pharmacy (2008)
  • Peter D. Hurd
  • Bruce Lubotsky Levin
  • Ardis Hanson, University of South Florida
While there are many definitions of public health, key components include a community focus, a concern about disease prevention, and a commitment to health promotion. One of the most familiar definitions was first articulated in 1920 by C. E. A. Winslow, and was rearticulated by the Institute of Medicine in 1988: “The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort.” (p. 29). This approach works well for those seeking to apply public health activities to pharmacy settings.
  • pharmacy practice,
  • public health,
  • public health pharmacists
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Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Peter D. Hurd, & Ardis Hanson
Jones & Bartlett
Citation Information
Peter D. Hurd, Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Ardis Hanson. "Introduction and overview of pharmacy and public health" Sudbury, MAintroduction to public health in pharmacy (2008)
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