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The Three Core Functions Of Public Health

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In this session long project, the class was instructed to watch a video on the introduction to public health and to answer three questions. What are the three core functions of public health? What are the essential services associated with each of these? What agencies (federal, state, or local) are responsible for carrying out these core functions and essential services? In the paper below these questions will be answered in reference to the E-learning video while using the provided sources.
Core Functions
What are the three core functions of public health? According to the CDC (Core Functions…”, 2017), there are three core functions of public health, they are assessment, policy development, and assurance. The first of the three core
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These three are related to policy development because they give people knowledge and common ground for implementing guidelines just in case of an outbreak of a disease or illness. In reference to the last core function, assurance, the last five essential services are related because they all ensure the safety and wellbeing of others (Core Functions…”, 2017). Enforcing laws and regulations can help protect the health of others and ensures their safety while keeping outbreaks to a minimum (Core Functions…”, 2017). Attempting to help people to the needed health care and assure the help of others when it is not available (Core Functions…”, 2017). Assure that there are knowledgeable workers in environmental health workforce who can properly research an evaluate the effectiveness of environmental health (“Core Functions…”, 2017).
Agencies
A few agencies are the US Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Agency (FDA), and Center of Disease Control (CDC). They are responsible for carrying out the core functions and essential services. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of “protecting the health and well-being of all Americans” and “providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services” (“About HHS”, 2017,
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