Essential Services of Public Health

10 Essential Services of Public Health

Public health services are divided into four major categories and 10 specific services.

  • Complete the worksheet
    • Describe the four major categories and 10 essential services of public health and find a real-life example of each service.
    • Provide a definition for each of the four categories and 10 essential services of public health listed on the worksheet. (The definition should be approximately three to four sentences each, written in your own words.)
    • Identify via an internet search a real-life example of each of the 10 essential services. (The example may be a program, initiative, or service of a government agency, community service agency, non-profit organization, or community action group.)
    • Provide a description and brief discussion of how each example relates to the definition of the essential service.
    • Include a link to the website where you found information about each example.
  • Add a title page with the following:
    • Title of assignment
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
    • Include a reference page formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

NOTE: For the four categories of services, you only need to include a definition; you do not need to provide an example of the categories. All information you include on the worksheet must be in your own words and cited appropriately in APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.  No quotes or copy-pasted material will be accepted.

10 Essential Services of Public Health

HCA415: Community and Public Health

Instructor

Instructions: Public health services are divided into four major categories and 10 specific services. For each of the four categories and 10 essential services of public health listed below, provide a definition. The definition should be approximately three to four sentences each and be written in your own words. Then, via an internet search, identify a real-life example of each of the 10 essential services. The example may be a program, initiative, or service of a government agency, community service agency, non-profit organization, or community action group. Provide a description and brief discussion of how this example relates the definition of the essential service. Include a link to the website where you found information about each example. You only need to include a definition of each of the three categories of services; you do not need to provide an example of the categories. All information you include on the worksheet must be in your own words. No quotes or copy-pasted material will be accepted. Cite your sources appropriately in APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.

Four Categories and 10 Essential Services of Public Health Definition

Describe each category and service in your own words. No quotes or copy-pasted material will be accepted. Cite your sources in APA style.

Example

Provide an example of the service in your own words. No quotes or copy-pasted material will be accepted. Cite your sources in APA style.

Category 1: Assessment [Description of category] (Citation, date) N/A
Monitor Health [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Diagnose and Investigate [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Category 2: Policy Development [Description of category] (Citation, date) N/A
Inform, Educate, Empower [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Mobilize Community Partnerships [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Develop Policies [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Category 3: Assurances [Description of category] (Citation, date) N/A
Enforce Laws [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Link to/Provide Care [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Assure Competent Workforce [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Evaluate [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Category 4: System Management [Description of category] (Citation, date) N/A
Research [Description of service] (Citation, date) [Description of example, discussion of how example relates to definition] (Citation, date)

[URL of where information about example was located]

Sources

(Sources must be cited correctly in APA style according to the Ashford Writing Center. Below are examples of how to cite various types of documents in APA style. Please visit the Ashford Writing Center for more details on using APA style, or visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/1/.)

Article in journal:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy

Article from and online periodical:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from

http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

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