South University Savannah Public Health Discussion

  • Select your local health department and analyze the responsibilities of the department.
  • List two current programs that have been established for the community.
  • Discuss how your local health department interacts with the federal government.
  • Use specific examples and source materials appropriately to show any involvement of the federal government in the work of local health departments.
  • Suggest a way to improve collaboration between local health departments and the federal government. Use an example to illustrate your point.


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