Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind, body and spirit, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in "good health" or "healthy"). The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete", it remains the most enduring . Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), are commonly used to define and measure the components of health.
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... make radical reforms of medical care and health services in Canada ... the Montreal Group for the Security of People's Health ... In 1935 Bethune travelled to the Soviet Union to observe first hand their system of health care ...
... The school also operates the UMass Memorial Health Care, the clinical arm of the teaching hospital, which has expanded its locations all over central Massachusetts ... Fallon Clinic was the creator of Fallon Community Health Plan, a now independent HMO based in Worcester, and one of the largest health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in the state ...
... Azawakh have no known incidence of hip dysplasia ... There is a small occurrence of adult-onset idiopathic epilepsy in the breed ...
... inquest concluded, "'Housing is a mental health issue and the absence of decent housing is a major determinant of health." A foundation to fund "a housing project for ... high support, and non-medical organization for psychiatric survivors of the Mental Health System who also experience homelessness and would be considered 'hard to house' people," and The Edmond Yu Project ...
... The effect of neoliberalism on global health, particularly the aspect of international aid involves key players such as Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the International Monetary Fund (IMF ... of Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP's) which slash government health spending and are an unsustainable source of foreign aid ... The reduced health spending and the gain of the public health sector by NGOs causes the local health system to become fragmented, undermines local control of ...
More definitions of "health":
- (noun): The general condition of body and mind.
Example: "His delicate health"; "in poor health"
Famous quotes containing the word health:
“The greatest public health threat for many American women is the men they live with.”
—Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)
“A major difference between witches and psychotherapists is that witches see the mental health of women as having important political consequences.”
—Naomi R. Goldenberg (b. 1947)
“Any balance we achieve between adult and parental identities, between childrens and our own needs, works only for a timebecause, as one father says, Its a new ball game just about every week. So we are always in the process of learning to be parents.”
—Joan Sheingold Ditzion, Dennie, and Palmer Wolf. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Womens Health Book Collective, ch. 2 (1978)