Question Description


Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.

Public health has a long history and has achieved many significant accomplishments since the 18th and 19th centuries. It is important to understand the history of the discipline in order to understand the philosophy, values, current structure, function, and priorities of public health. In an essay of 750 to 1,000 words, address the following elements:

  • How did public health begin in the United States? Describe the origins and explain the history of public health.
  • What are the core values and philosophy of public health?
  • Discuss the mission and scope of public health.
  • Compare and contrast to the discipline of public health to that of medicine.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the 10 greatest achievements in public health. Identify and describe one key milestone in public health and how that achievement relates to the health impact pyramid.
  • Describe the value and significance of the selected achievement in public health today.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. PLEASE review the rubric ATTACHED prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Read Chapters 4 and 9 in Introduction to Public Health: Promises and Practices. Review Chapter 6.


Explore Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), located on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.


Review “A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid,” by Frieden, from American Journal of Public Health (2010).


Explore the Stats of the States page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about state-specific health statistics.


Read “Leading Causes of Death,” located on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.


Read “Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. How Integrative Medicine Fits,” by Ali and Katz, from American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2015).


Read “An Ounce of Prevention: Deaths Averted From Primary Prevention Interventions,” by Hermosilla, Kujawski, Richards, Muennig, Galea, and El-Sayed, from American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2017).


MUST be 750-1,000 words and have at least SEVEN citation with the page numbers and SEVEN reference in APA format.(The List of References should not be older than 2015 and should not be included in the word count.)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.