"the state of complete mental, physical & social well being not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"
health (textbook definition)
a dynamic state or condition of the human organism that is multidimensional (physical, emotion, social, intellect, spirit, occupation) in nature, a resource for living, & results from a person's interactions w/ & adaptations to his or her environment
health status of a defined group of people, actions & conditions to protect & improve health of community
combination of planned learning experiences; based on theories that provide individuals, groups, communities opportunity to acquire information & skills needed to make quality health decisions
planned combination of educational, political, environmental, regulatory, organizational mechanisms to support actions & conditions of living conducive to health of individuals, groups, communities
process of reducing risk & alleviating disease to promote, preserve, restore health & minimize suffering & distress