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
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.