10 essential environmental public health services
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10 essential environmental public health services

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      Ten essential environmental public health services
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      These 10 essential environmental public health services identify the actions necessary to the protection and improvement of environmental public health. They are adapted from the 10 essential public health services and the core functions of public health. This image shows how the 10 essential environmental public health services align with the three core functions of public health, which are assessment, policy development, and assurance

      1. Monitor environmental and health status to identify and solve community environmental public health problems

      2. Diagnose and investigate environmental public health problems and health hazards in the community

      3. Inform, educate, and empower people about environmental public health issues

      4. Mobilize community partnerships and actions to identify and solve environmental health problems

      5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community environmental public health efforts

      6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect environmental public health and ensure safety

      7. Link people to needed environmental public health services and assure the provision of environmental public health services when otherwise unavailable

      8. Assure a competent environmental public health workforce

      9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based environmental public health services

      10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to environmental public health problems


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