Introduction to Public Health PU120 Unit 1 Discussion Answered


All original responses to the Discussion Board are due by Saturday at 11:59 p.m. each unit. Original responses are required to be a minimum of 150 words. You are required to respond to a minimum of two classmates’ posts by Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. each unit. Each response to classmates’ posts is required to be a minimum of 75 words. You are required to present information based on scholarly sources. Avoid such sources that are not deemed credible, such as Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia sources. Be sure to cite and reference all sources in APA writing style. You are encouraged to view the Discussion Board grading rubric located in the Course Resources to see how your work will be graded.


Significant Figures in Public Health

After completing your Reading, download a copy of the Approved Public Health Figures. Then, look over Table 1-1 “Public Health Eras” in Chapter 1 of the textbook and choose a public health figure.

First, explain what is meant by the term epidemiological transition. Give a brief overview of the public health figure you chose and the work they did in public health. Which public health era did they work in and what challenges did they face? How is the world still benefiting from your chosen public health figure’s work? Finally, describe the role your public health figure played in epidemiological transition during their era.


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