In 1994, the Core Public Health Function Steering Committee developed these ten essential services, which health departments, including BEDHD, are required to provide:

The 10 Essential Public Health Services
               (Source: CDC)
  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 more information, see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) informational webpage.

 

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