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Public Health - Hospital Care in Canada

Treating patients one by one can be effective, but may not address bigger issues that influence the health of the people in a community. When health professions aim their sights on the health of whole communities, rather than on individuals, this is called “public health.”

Public health programs often reach beyond the hospital's walls, to work on the prevention, detection and treatment of disease in the community.

Hospitals have a special role to play in health promotion for communities. Find out how.

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