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The University of Otago’s expertise in public health is nationally and internationally recognised. Learn from inspirational teachers and explore aspects that influence health and health equity, such as housing, climate change, wealth distribution, policies, systems and power, and public health responses to them. Public health is a diverse and vital area. Issues that influence public health are often changing and knowledge is constantly evolving. With a focus on the health of populations and communities, public health looks at how we can prevent and control diseases, prolong life, and promote health. Public Health involves collective action across sectors and disciplines with a strong focus on reducing ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in health.