PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 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 PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC) PUBLIC SERVICE PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC RELATIONS NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL ORGANIZATION PRIVATE PRACTICE 1 PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA (PPFA) PRIMARY CARE PSYCHOLOGY WRAPAROUND SERVICES CARVE-OUT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/public-health-services/ (accessed December 13, 2019).