Essential Public Health Services at Your Agency|Science

Essential Public Health Services at Your Agency|Science

The 10 Essential Public Health Services serve as a foundation and guideline for public health organizations, activities, and communities. The National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) uses the essential services as a metric to assess public health systems’ performance.

In this Assignment, you use the essential public health services to assess how you and your agency are addressing these components of public health.

To prepare:

Consider the essential public health services and core functions (assessment, policy development, and assurance), as well as the focus of work at your agency.
Select at least one essential public health service from each core function (a minimum of three services total).
By Day 6 of Week 7
Submit a 4- to 5-page paper that assesses how the agency of your practicum addresses essential services.

Answer the following questions for each service you selected:

How does your agency address/provide the essential service? Provide details and examples.
What is your role in providing this service?
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