According to the IOM, the three core public health functions are assessment, pol
According to the IOM, the three core public health functions are assessment, policy development and assurance (see Chapter 4). For this exercise, assume that you are the head of a public health department and facing a pandemic such as Covid-19. Discuss your answers to these two questions:
1) If you are limited in your access to resources, and you must choose one of the three core public health functions, which one are you going to focus on? Why?
2) Discuss which one of the three functions your strengths are personally best suited for and why. For this exercise, you can start your own thread (Your discussion should be at least 500 words). You must reply to at least two other people. When you reply to others, make sure you still address these two questions in your answer. (For example, you could say “I disagree with your focus on X because of Y and Z. I would focus on .”)