Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 1
Lecture:History of Public Health in the U.S.
Slide content:Determination of Public Health Interest To be of interest to public health, a condition usually needs : 5
Slide notes:Public health resources are limited, and not every condition can receive public health attention. In order for a condition to realistically be of interest to public health, it will usually have to fit the following criteria: The condition must be severe enough in its effects to warrant the investment to mount some kind of intervention. The condition must be preventable by means of a health intervention, or at least able to be mitigated in a meaningful way. And finally, the condition must affect enough of the population, which is called prevalence, to make it worthwhile for public health to intervene. 5