Settings for Public Health Practice Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Settings for Public Health Practice
This paper looks at the power of legislature and the directives and laws in the US that have been passed to govern and enforce public health.
# 110826 | 1,700 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that public health concerns lie in the realm of no man's land, and the state has to step in first to provide the framework, dealing with the issues in public health, and secondly making it mandatory. The writer discusses that federal laws must be made universally applicable and state laws abrogated so far as health issues are concerned. It is evident that public health questions affect the very security of the country and must be treated on par with the defense of the country. The writer concludes that just as it is legal for the federal defense laws alone to be implemented all over the country, the public health and health enforcement must be a sole federal subject so that much of the confusion and the various state legislations that create anomalies and interstate and inter-department rivalry can be avoided.

Legislation and its Need
Health Care Agencies and Their Relationships

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Billi, John E; Agrawal, Gail Bopp. (2001) "The Challenge of Regulating Managed Care" University of Michigan Press.
  • Gostin, Larry Ogalthorpe. (2002) "Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader" University of California Press.
  • Grim, Charles W. (2005, Jan) "IHS Focuses on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention" Retrieved 11 February, 2008 from
  • N. A. (2007, Jun) "Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy" Retrieved 11 February, 2008 from
  • N. A. (2005) "Testimony of Daniel R. Levinson Nominee for Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services" Retrieved 11 February, 2008 from

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APA Format

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