Public Health

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Ten Essentials of Public Health Services
  • Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems. 
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community. 
  • Inform, educate and empower people about health issues. 
  • Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems. 
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts. 
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. 
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable. 
  • Assure competent public and personal health care workforce. 
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and the quality of personal and population-based health services.  
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.