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August 22, 2011
In this paper we will examine public health resources provided by county, state and on national level. Also, we will look at a brief history of public health resources and important events that led to its changes. The difference between public and community health will also be explained.
The National Public Health Performance Standard Program (NPHPSP) sets the framework by which public care is provided on a state and county level by providing information on how to assess the health status of community. Also, this organization teaches how to diagnose health issues of the community, give information to encourage the public to advocate for its self, how to enable partnership within the community, make sure that healthcare is being practiced within legal parameters to protect the community from harm, ensure that local community resources or within the reach and knowledge of the populous of the community. NPHPSP also ensures that measures are taken to guarantee staffing and workforce that is competent and qualified to provide care, thus this represents how public health is provided with national resources (CDC.go., n.d.). County level public health concentrates for example on making sure that its residents are aware where clinics for low income families are available, where they can get necessary immunization for no or little prize, give information on local food establishments, information on common health topics and concerns. State level public health is concerned more on organizational level in providing and protecting the health of its public for example; Children’s defense fund advocacy, which promotes health of the younger population, and Center for Medicaid and Medicare that provides care for older population, resources for the poor and disabled (Stateline, n.d.).
The predecessor of public health services was established in 1798 where care for merchant seamen was...