Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Public Health and Chronic Disease
Slide content:Overlap of Disease and Environmental Public Health There is some overlap between chronic diseases and environmental topics. Some examples: Smoking, asthma, air quality Cancer, environmental hazards and exposure, chemical agents Overlap exists between communicable diseases and environmental topics Bioterrorism Water quality and water-related diseases 15
Slide notes:Chronic diseases and environmental hazards actually demonstrate some public health overlap. Consider the interrelatedness of smoking, asthma, and air quality. Another example of interrelatedness involves cancer, environmental hazards and exposure, and chemical agents. Communicable diseases also overlap with environmental topics, such as the relationships between water quality and water-related diseases. 15