This course involves a systematic examination of the health status of the Canadian population. It asks, What are the common illnesses affecting the general population, and how can we minimize them through community action? This course examines the major communicable and non-communicable diseases. It also examines food and nutrition, health care and the elderly, environmental health, and occupational health and safety. The course sums up with a community health planning model with strategies, program design, and population targets.