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Public Health Careers Tap a Range of Passions

By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo
Faculty Member, Public Health at American Public University

The field of public health is commonly misunderstood. Public health does not focus on individual patient care as doctors and nurses do, but rather on the health of a population. This population can be very minute such as to include a small outbreak of diseased patients in a health care facility or very large such as the population of the entire United States.