PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES By N., Sam M.S. - 9 Services designed to improve and maintain health in the community. In some instances, public health also refers to the tax-supported health care system. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES: "Patty worked for the public health system for 35 years." Related Psychology Terms COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMII) COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH MENTAL RETARDATION (PREVENTION, CARE, AND TREATMENT) JOINT COMMISSION ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND HEALTH FAMILY CARE Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/public-health-services/ (accessed June 28, 2022).