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Before you begin crafting your discussion response for this week, be sure to read required materials and watch Episode Two (https://csuglobal.kanopy.com/video/designing-healthy-communities-rebuilding-places-heart) and Episode Three (https://csuglobal.kanopy.com/video/designing-healthy-communities-social-policy-concrete) of the Designing Healthy Communities PBS miniseries. These episodes are designed to help provide you with a broad understanding of the topics that are discussed in class. This week our focus is on understanding public health basics: prevention of disease, clean air, clean water, food supplies, and how a sampling of different cities approaches and manages their public health issues for maximum well-being of residents.
This week, evaluate Washington Metropolitan in terms of integrated approaches to public health. Select either a focus on disease prevention and control, air, water or food.
• What community-based strategies do you see in place to protect health?
• What health services, local or national organizations exist to support wellness in the focus area you selected?
• Do pollution or contamination in your area impact the focus you selected?
• What does your community need to do to improve public health in the area you selected for this discussion?