Public Health is Community Health.
The Carter County Health Center was created in 1954 when county residents approved the establishment of a property tax to support public health activities. Public efforts are designed to prevent illness, prolong life and improve and protect the health of all the people in our community.
One way to illustrate some of the breadth of public health is to look at some of the notable public health achievements in the 20th century. The following were selected as the “Ten Great Public Health Achievements — United States, 1900-1999” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).