Public Health Core Functions and Ten Essential Services and to the Health

Becoming familiar with the public health core functions, essential services, and the areas of responsibility for health educators will help you gain an understanding of the multidisciplinary scope of the public health and health education fields.

To Prepare:

For this Assignment, you will be provided with a worksheet that describes four scenarios related to the Public Health Core Functions and Ten Essential Services and to the Health Educator Areas of Responsibility. Review this week’s Resources and reflect on the scenarios described in the worksheet.

Instructions

For this Assignment, review the module’s Learning Resources related to the Public Health Core Functions and Ten Essential Services and to the Health Educator Areas of Responsibility. Then, complete both Part I and Part II of this assignment.

Part I

Carefully read each scenario below and answer the related questions.

Scenario 1:

A recent mumps epidemic in Iowa is the biggest outbreak to hit the U.S. in about 20 years.Furthermore, the disease is suspected to be spreading into neighboring states of Iowa– Illinois, Minnesota and Nebraska.Since mid-January, over 240 substantiated or possible cases have been reported to local health authorities.It is believed that a college student may have brought the infection over from England.According to the CDC, tens of thousands of cases (involving the same mumps strain) have been reported in a major outbreak in Britain over the past two years.

  • Which Public Health Core Function is addressed by the health-related event or service described in scenario 1?Please check (Öor X) or highlight your selection.
  • Identify a specific Public Health Essential Service that was (or will be) carried out through the health-related event or service described in scenario 1?Please type your answer below.
  • Which Public Health Core Function is addressed by the health-related event or service described in scenario 2?Please check (Öor X) or highlight your selection.
  • Identify a specific Public Health Essential Service that was (or will be) carried out through the health-related event or service described in scenario 2?Please type your answer below.
  • Which Public Health Core Function is addressed by the health-related event or service described in scenario 3?Please check (Öor X) or highlight your selection.
  • Identify a specific Public Health Essential Service that was (or will be) carried out through the health-related event or service described in scenario 3?Please type your answer below.
  • Which Public Health Core Function is addressed by the health-related event or service described in scenario 4?Please check (Öor X) or highlight your selection.
  • Identify a specific Public Health Essential Service that was (or will be) carried out through the health-related event or service described in scenario 4?Please type your answer below.

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Scenario 2:

The Stanton Board of Health sponsors a public forum to allow community residents to debate the proposed smoking ban for all places of employment in the county.

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Scenario 3:

After evaluating the effectiveness of the drug, a U.S. Preventive Services task force recommends against routine use of NSAID colorectal-cancer chemo-prophylaxis by asymptomatic adults at average risk.

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Scenario 4:

Police officers in a large northwestern city have seen an increase in the number of seatbelt violations via an increase in tickets being issued.The Mayor requests the city health educator to assemble a task force and map out ways to increase compliance with seatbelt usage.

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Part II

Select two of the scenarios provided in part I, above, and (in 1-to-1½ APA formatted pages, and in paragraph format) do the following:

  • Identify the first scenario you have selected.
  • Explain how a health educator could fulfil one of the Health Educator Areas of Responsibility through involvement in an activity (or activities) related to the situation described in that scenario.
    • In doing so, be sure to note the specific Area of Responsibility and describe (in detail) the activities that would be carried out by the health educator.
  • Identify the second scenario you have selected.
  • Explain how a health educator could fulfil a different Health Educator Area of Responsibility through involvement in an activity (or activities) related to the situation described in that scenario.
    • In doing so, be sure to note the specific Area of Responsibility and describe (in detail) the activities that would be carried out by the health educator.
  • Be sure to cite your sources and include a reference list—all in APA format.

Please begin the narrative for Part II on the next page. Part I and II must be submitted together as one assignment.

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