Comparison of Public Health Departments of the City of New York and the State of Georgia

615 WordsJan 28, 20182 Pages
Health Departments Health Departments Departments of public health are something that governments of any size must have to help their jurisdiction function. This includes departments of health at the local, state and federal level. These departments play a vital role and they must be administered and ran well to ensure they serve the public good effectively. Departments of Public Health New York City The state of New York City has a clear mission statement and the amount of things that they involve themselves in and seek to educate the public on is extensive. They have a clear mission statement. Their mission statement is similar to the IOM one but it is much more far-reaching than most department mission statements the author of this paper has seen. Immunizations are something the site preaches heavily as being necessary for effective preventative care. The site does talk about public health concerns that are affecting the city. One example is the excessive consumption of sugary soft drinks, which Mayor Bloomberg has jumped to the forefront on. There don't seem to be any glaring health issues that the city is neglecting. If anything, they might do too much. State of Georgia The state of Georgia also has a clear mission statement and their overall involvement with the public is also consistent with IOM values. They clearly seek to educate the public and maintain the public good. Immunizations are also heavily touted on the Georgia website. Like many health

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