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:Public Health Terminology, Organization, Funding, and Roles
Slide content:Public Health Roles - 2 Education Promotion of healthy lifestyles Policy Advocating for legislative funding Monitoring and surveillance Tracking occurrences of communicable diseases or elevated blood lead levels Regulation Mandating state reportable conditions for laboratories, health care providers, veterinarians 14
Slide notes:Public health organizations promote healthy lifestyles through providing education. They advocate for legislative funding to enact policies in the interest of public health. They carry out monitoring and surveillance of numerous health threats; some examples include communicable diseases or elevated blood lead levels. Another role is regulation; state public health agencies mandate reporting of conditions by laboratories, health care providers, and veterinarians. 14