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Understanding the core functions and essential services of public health

 Understanding the core functions and essential services of public health are extremely important for public health officials when promoting health in the community or trying to implement a policy.As a public health official, you will be expected to give a variety of presentations about your work or topics that currently affect your work in public health.For this assignment, imagine that you are the public health director for a local public health agency and you have been asked to give a presentation to a local board of county commissioners that is deciding whether to increase or decrease funding for your public health agency. It is your task to influence and educate the county commissioners regarding the importance of core public health services, recent policies and legislation that may affect public health services in your community, and your role as the health director in providing adequate public health protections and policy development.Please include at least the following information in your presentation:

  1. Explain the core functions and essential services and how they impact the social determinants of health. Provide examples from your local community.
  2. Identify a current public health policy or legislative action and how it has positively affected your community.
  3. Provide an example of a public health policy in history, and how it has paved the way for a current public health policy that has positively affected your community.
  4. Explain the role of public health officials in program and policy development, management, and implementation. Provide examples.

For this presentation, you will need to create a logical and succinct PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of eight slides (not counting the title and reference slides). You may use the textbook, the American Public Health Association website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the National Association of County and City Health Officials website, and other academic sources as you see fit. Remember, be sure to create a title slide and a reference slide that cites all sources using APA format.Please make sure to use the notes section within PowerPoint to create the dialogue or script that you would use when speaking to the audience about the information presented on your slide. Your PowerPoint presentation should be constructed using a serif-type font. A serif-type font is for high-resolution media in principle and is easier to read than a sans-serif font because the individual characters differ more from each other. The standard is Times New Roman.Adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment. APA formatting, however, is not necessary. 

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