Chapter 11

Opportunities for Improvement in Public Health Practice

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the major opportunities that are present for public health as the health care industry is being reformed
  • Become aware of the need for a shift in the goals of the U.S. public health system to expand health education programs
  • Comprehend the value of risk communication in preventing the development of chronic diseases and their complications
  • Understand the value of developing technology to improve the health of the population
  • Recognize the need for innovation in the development of health education and health promotion programs
  • Be able to explain how health education and health promotion programs can offer solutions to the various problems found in ...

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