Improving Public Health Law
Select one public health issue (childhood obesity) that is a concern in your state (Oklahoma). Using descriptive statistics provide an overview of the public health issue. Include the target population, the impact to the population, and the financial costs. Present at least two public health laws that either support or oppose the public health issue that you have selected. Discuss how the public health law impacts health outcomes. Explain if the law should be maintained as it is, revised, or removed and how potential changes would impact the population.
Using the Internet, select a current public health issue that is of interest to you. Write a 3- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word format.
Note: Information related to laws can be obtained through the health department and state websites. Laws pertain to reporting, data collection, treatment, and education regarding public health issues. Examples include public health laws governing reportable conditions or the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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