Please visit and explore the following websites:
- Your local public health department
- Public Health Milestones http://www.soph.uab.edu/isoph/pfizer/Milestones.pdf
- Ten Great Public Health Achievements http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6019a5.htm?s_cid=mm6019a5_w
- Public Health Working Every Day http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/docs/PublicHealthWorkingEveryDay.pdf
- The California Department of Public Health http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/DEFAULT.aspx
After you have completed your web exploration, please address the following points:
- In your own words, define epidemiology and public health as you understand them from your web research.
- Provide an overview of your local public health department. Provide the website and pertinent details about the department itself.
- From your exploration of the websites, list 2 milestones in public health and explain why they were important in the past, present and future of public health.
- Provide an overview of any additional/extra resources you found during your exploration that are helpful to understand the scope of public health and epidemiology. Comment on the availability of any insightful audio/podcasts or videos.
Your 2-3 page essay should cover all the above points. Compose your essay in APA format with a title page. Include headings to help define the sections of your paper, and be sure to cite all sources in APA format, both in text and in a reference section.
Review the rubric for more details on how your assignment will be graded.