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Public Health and Pharmacy in the United States 

Public Health and Pharmacy in the United States
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Public Health and Pharmacy in the United States
Author(s):

Bruce Lubotsky Levin

, Ardis Hanson

, and Peter D. Hurd

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190238308.003.0001
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date: 22 August 2018

In 1988, the Institute of Medicine’s Committee for the Study of the Future of Public Health closely examined public health programs and the coordination of services across US government agencies and within state and local health departments. Its subsequent report, The Future of Public Health, defined both the substance and the mission of public health, reifying a community-based prevention and promotion foci with the larger societal goal of healthy neighborhoods and lifestyles. This chapter examines the evolution and organization of the United States public health system, including local, state, national, and tribal health systems, as well as the roles public health and pharmacy play in the respective education and practice of each discipline.

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