What is preventive medicine?
According to the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) , preventive medicine focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. The goal of preventive medicine is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death.
Preventive medicine has three specialty areas: aerospace medicine, occupational medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine.
Occupational medicine, along with public health and general preventive medicine, are the areas that apply to most people.
Occupational medicine focuses on the health of workers, including the ability to perform work; the physical, chemical, biological…