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Environmental Protection and Improvement

Programs that conserve endangered land, water, energy, wildlife and other natural resources; establish and enforce minimum standards for environmental quality which promote the health and well-being of the public; develop and implement beautification programs; and support other initiatives that protect and enhance the physical environment.

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Public Health Advisories

Programs that issue bulletins or otherwise inform the public of occurrences that may constitute a public health emergency. Public health advisories may also include safety instructions for people who are likely to be affected by the situation.

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Health Care

Programs whose primary purpose is to help individuals and families achieve and maintain physical well-being through the study, prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment of people who have illnesses, injuries or disabilities; and the provision of family planning, maternity and other services that relate to human reproduction and sexual health.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.