Module One Discussion

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Introduction

The CDC’s list of the 10 most important public health problems and concerns are the following (listed alphabetically not in the order of importance):

  • Alcohol-related harms
  • Food safety
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • HIV
  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Nutrition, physical activity and obesity
  • Prescription drug overdose
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Tobacco use

Choose one of the above problems and briefly discuss a possible solution keeping in mind the Seven Characteristics of Public Health Solutions.

  1. Not hazardous to life or function.
  2. Effective in reducing or preventing the targeted disease or condition.
  3. Easily and efficiently implemented; minimum compliance required.
  4. Potency maintained for a substantial time period.
  5. Attainable regardless of socioeconomic status (SES).
  6. Effective immediately upon application.
  7. Inexpensive and within the means of the community.

Remember: All posts and responses should contain proper grammar, be free of spelling errors, be substantial, and reflect critical thinking

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