Prior to completing this discussion, take a look at the website, America’s Health Rankings and the Commonwealth Funds state wide database, 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. Also, look at the Healthy People 2020 web page.

In the past weeks, you have examined and explored the challenges and issues facing delivery of public health services in a given community and across the nation. The goal of public health is to prevent disease and promote health. To that end, take a moment to review your own community’s health needs through a purview of current events, your own community, town, or setting, by informally interviewing public health professionals, or reviewing the following national databases: