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Camden County MAPP - 10 Services

Ten Essential Services of Public Health

The Centers for Disease Control and representatives of various public health organizations have identified 10 essential services that should be provided in all communities.

1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
 
For additional information, see “The essential public health services,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/od/ocphp/ nphpsp/EssentialPHServices.htm. Diagram from CDC.Ten Essential Services of Public Health

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