Explain The Essential Services Of Public Health

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The Ten Essential Services of Public Health Hajra Takala Professor, Georgeen Polyak Benedictine University

The Ten Essential Public Health Services are public health activities that should be taken to overcome a health problem with in a community, for example tobacco prevention, these services include:
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
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Tobacco surveys is used to collect the information, and this information could be collected from schools, hospitals records, outpatient’s clinics, and from community by using status charts that compare health status within the same person from time to time and to compare it with non smoker. From those chart we can see the pattern of the health. These surveys will provide a timely, reliable, and continual data on tobacco use and related issues. The survey's primary objective is to track changes in smoking status and amount smoked (Health Canada,