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Community health

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Community health is a major field of study within the medical and clinical sciences which focuses on the maintenance, protection, and improvement of the health status of population groups and communities. [1]

50 relations: Acute care, Arthritis, Asthma, BioMed Central, Built environment, Census, Chronic condition, Community, Community mental health service, Community-based participatory research, Demography, Diabetes mellitus, Emergency department, Environmental health, Geographic information system, Global Public Health (journal), Group cohesiveness, Health care, Health equity, Health marketing, Health professional, Health Promotion Practice, Hospital, Hypertension, Informa, Information system, Infoshare, Journal of Community Health, Journal of Urban Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Mass communication, Multilevel model, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, National Health Interview Survey, Online health communities, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Population health, Preventive healthcare, Primary healthcare, Prison reform, Public health, Risk factor, SAGE Publications, Social media, Spatial analysis, Springer Science+Business Media, United States, University of Community Health, Magway, Wiley-Blackwell, World Health Organization.

Acute care

Acute care is a branch of secondary health care where a patient receives active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery.

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Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints.

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Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs.

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BioMed Central

BioMed Central (BMC) is a United Kingdom-based, for-profit scientific open access publisher.

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Built environment

In social science, the term built environment, or built world, refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings to parks.

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A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.

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Chronic condition

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time.

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A community is a small or large social unit (a group of living things) that has something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity.

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Community mental health service

Community mental health services (CMHS), also known as community mental health teams (CMHT) in the United Kingdom, support or treat people with mental disorders (mental illness or mental health difficulties) in a domiciliary setting, instead of a psychiatric hospital (asylum).

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Community-based participatory research

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves, for example, community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all aspects of the research process and in which all partners contribute expertise and share decision making and ownership.

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Demography (from prefix demo- from Ancient Greek δῆμος dēmos meaning "the people", and -graphy from γράφω graphō, implies "writing, description or measurement") is the statistical study of populations, especially human beings.

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Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.

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Emergency department

An emergency department (ED), also known as an accident & emergency department (A&E), emergency room (ER), emergency ward (EW) or casualty department, is a medical treatment facility specializing in emergency medicine, the acute care of patients who present without prior appointment; either by their own means or by that of an ambulance.

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Environmental health

Environmental health is the branch of public health concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment affecting human health.

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Geographic information system

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.

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Global Public Health (journal)

Global Public Health is a peer-reviewed public health journal published by Taylor & Francis and established in 2006.

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Group cohesiveness

Group cohesiveness (also called group cohesion and social cohesion) arises when bonds link members of a social group to one another and to the group as a whole.

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Health care

Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.

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Health equity

Health equity refers to the study and causes of differences in the quality of health and healthcare across different populations.

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Health marketing

Health marketing is a new, customer-centered, approach to public health promotion that applies traditional marketing principles and theories alongside science-based strategies to protect and promote the health of diverse populations.It involves creating, communicating, and delivering messages for the public on prevention, health promotion and health protection.

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Health professional

A health professional, health practitioner or healthcare provider (sometimes simply "provider") is an individual who provides preventive, curative, promotional or rehabilitative health care services in a systematic way to people, families or communities.

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Health Promotion Practice

Health Promotion Practice is a bimonthly peer-reviewed public health journal covering the field of public health, especially the practical application of health promotion and education.

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A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment.

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Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.

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Informa plc is a multinational events and publishing company with its head office and registered office in London.

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Information system

An information system (IS) is an organized system for the collection, organization, storage and communication of information.

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Infoshare was a program established by the USDA in 1993 to merge and coordinate the business management and information technology (computer) activities of its agencies, particularly in the field, in order to support consolidation of field offices into one-stop field service centers for farmers and other USDA clients.

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Journal of Community Health

The Journal of Community Health is a peer-reviewed public health journal covering community health which appears every two months.

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Journal of Urban Health

The Journal of Urban Health is a bimonthly peer-reviewed public health journal covering epidemiology and public health in urban areas.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is an imprint of the publishing conglomerate Wolters Kluwer.

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Mass communication

Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time.

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Multilevel model

Multilevel models (also known as hierarchical linear models, nested data models, mixed models, random coefficient, random-effects models, random parameter models, or split-plot designs) are statistical models of parameters that vary at more than one level.

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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a survey research program conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States, and to track changes over time.

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National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is an annual, cross-sectional survey intended to provide nationally representative estimates on a wide range of health status and utilization measures among the nonmilitary, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

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Online health communities

Online health communities provide a means for patients and their families to learn about an illness, seek and offer support, and connect with others in similar circumstances.

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

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Population health

Population health has been defined as "the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group".

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Preventive healthcare

Preventive healthcare (alternately preventive medicine, preventative healthcare/medicine, or prophylaxis) consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment.

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Primary healthcare

Primary healthcare (PHC) refers to "essential health care" that is based on "scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology, which make universal health care accessible to all individuals and families in a community.

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Prison reform

Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, establish a more effective penal system, or implement alternatives to incarceration.

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Public health

Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals".

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Risk factor

In epidemiology, a risk factor is a variable associated with an increased risk of disease or infection.

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SAGE Publications

SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.

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Social media

Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

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Spatial analysis

Spatial analysis or spatial statistics includes any of the formal techniques which study entities using their topological, geometric, or geographic properties.

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Springer Science+Business Media

Springer Science+Business Media or Springer, part of Springer Nature since 2015, is a global publishing company that publishes books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, humanities, technical and medical (STM) publishing.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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University of Community Health, Magway

The University of Community Health, Magway (UCH) (ကျန်းမာရေး တက္ကသိုလ် (မကွေး)) is a public health university under the Ministry of Health and Sports (Myanmar), and located in Magway, Myanmar.

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Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons.

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_health

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