Public health and health policy are two distinct concepts related to the global health of an individual. Public health focuses on the prevention of diseases, promotion of health, and protection from health risks, while health policy is a set of laws, regulations and actions that are intended to achieve specific health care goals within a society. Public health attempts to prevent the spread of disease by educating and raising awareness of health issues, while health policy focuses on creating laws and regulations to promote healthy behaviors and access to health care. Public health interventions are designed to target the entire population while health policy is designed to ensure that individuals have access to the care they need. In summary, public health focuses on educating the public on health issues and creating interventions to promote health, while health policy focuses on creating laws and regulations to ensure access to health care and promote healthy behaviors.