The main goal of public health is to prevent diseases

 

The main goal of public health is to prevent diseases and promote health of a population level.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, identify, research, and read about a public health issue of your interest. Based on your research, express your views on the following:

  • What is the difference between public health and individual health?
  • How does the system of health care delivery in the United States support the goals of public health?
  • Is the health issue identified by you during the research being adequately addressed? Why or why not?
  • What initiatives are in place to address your identified public health issue? Explain at least two such initiatives.
  • What are the risks or social factors associated with your identified health issue?
  • How are the three levels of government (national, state, and local) working together to address your identified health issue?

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