Source: (2006) Papers presented at the Fourth Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice: An agenda for Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 June 2006.

The Public Health Model (PHM) was originally developed for understanding the epidemiology of disease and generally for controlling, if not eradicating, public health threats. has been adapted to assist professionals in other fields to address different kinds of harms. The original model was used to examine the interaction of a host or person, an environment or culture, and an agent. The goal was to decrease morbidity and mortality. Health educators and public health practitioners are familiar with the public health model uses for early epidemiological advances, such as the prevention of infectious diseases through government sanitation, food additives and vaccination efforts. (excerpt)