Definitions for "Population health"
An approach to health that aims to improve the health of the entire population and to reduce health inequities among population groups. Population health is fundamental to the field of public health and differentiates it from the field of medicine, which largely focuses on the health of individuals.
Programs which attend to the health status of the whole population, or whole population sub-groups within the totality of a population. Population health programs are designed to promote health, reduce morbidity, and include monitoring and evaluating populations' health status. A population health approach is based on the premise that health at the individual, local and global levels is the result of a complex interplay of biological, psychological, social, environmental, civil and economic factors.
The health of groups, families and communities. Populations may be defined by locality, biological criteria such as age or gender, social criteria such as socioeconomic status, or cultural criteria such as whanau.