Glossary Post 3 and 4

Infant mortality rate: Compares the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.

COUNTRY COMPARISON: INFANT MORTALITY RATE. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2017, from

Population-based practice: A population is a collection of individuals who have one or more personal or environmental characteristics in common

About MDH. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2017, from

Primary care: Is that care provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern (the “undifferentiated” patient) not limited by problem origin (biological, behavioral, or social), organ system, or diagnosis.

Primary Care. (2017, March 03). Retrieved July 20, 2017, from

Social Norms: are the rules of behavior that are considered acceptable in a group or society. People who do not follow these norms may be shunned or suffer some kind of consequence. Norms change according to the environment or situation and may change or be modified over time.

Y. (2016, July 18). Social Norm Examples. Retrieved July 20, 2017, from

Accreditation: is a process of review that healthcare organizations participate in to demonstrate the ability to meet regulatory requirements and accreditation standards established by a recognized accreditation organization. Accreditation reflects an agency’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that demonstrate a higher level of performance and patient care.

Accreditation Commission for Health Care . (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2017, from

Chronic Diseases: The Leading Causes of Death and Disability in the United States. Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2017, June 28). Retrieved July 20, 2017, from



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