Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.

Public Health Policy is a complex of management decisions and activities aimed at creating conditions for health preservation and increasing healthy life expectancy of the members of society.

Today, in Ukraine there is a real need to make drastic changes in the process of preparation and decision-making in the area of health according to the principles of public health: using reliable data, studying the likely impact, piloting proposed changes, analyzing their effectiveness by the results of independent research with involvement a broad community from public and professional sectors.