Community Health

A main focus of community health is that individual health is influenced by one’s community. In this field, public health professionals assess the health characteristics of populations within a shared geographical area, as well as the foundations of any given community and the role of these components in affecting physical and mental well-being. For example, Live Well San Diego is one initiative focused on building better health, living safely, and thriving in San Diego County.

Possible Job Titles

  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Health Educator
  • Health Program Specialist

Sample of Potential Employers

  • Community Clinics
  • Department of Public Health
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • State and Local Government Agencies

Additional Resources

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