When I say I’m from the public health field, I get blanks stares 33% of the time. That means a) public health is not enough on the radar b) people in the public health field need to have a better elevator pitch. I think the difficulty lies in the fact that there are so many different fields, it really should be called life health.
Here is a great definition. I have always liked the idea of public health because health truly should be a non-polarizing, non-political issue when framed the proper way. I like that it supports that we are all connected and issues have ripple effects that impact everyone.