From a simple perspective, addressing public health issues comes down to identifying issues through assessment of public health, developing policies to improve the issue, and securing access to the services needed (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, XXXXXXXXXXBut confronting public health issues is a complex process involving politics, government, research often conducted through universities, and many other factors. For this assignment, you will analyze the role of government in public health.
Preparing for This Assignment:
Choose 1 public health issue prevalent in your community. You will also use this issue for the Wk 3 - Summative Assessment: P.E.R.I.E. Model Presentation.
Research national, state, and local government health agency websites for information on your chosen public health issue.
Write a 350- to 700-word analysis of your findings in which you analyze the structure and function of public health at national, state, and local levels. In your analysis, identify:
- The type of structures present at the various levels of government
- The functions of each level of government
- How the levels of government work together
Cite specific examples from your research to validate your points.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, March 18). 10 essential public health services. https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/publichealthservices/essentialhealthservices.html