Assignment 3: The Complex Role of Government Agencies in Public Health

State and local health agencies are not the only governmental organizations working to reduce the burden of disease and ill health in society. Federal, state, and local government all play important roles through agencies that are better known for other responsibilities, such as law enforcement and transportation. The complexities of government and its various agencies add an essential, but not necessarily the most important, dimension to public health practice. The prevention of motor vehicle-related injuries is a prime example of a situation in which multiple agencies, and not just those that are health related, have a shared responsibility.

Using the readings for the week, the South University online library, and the Internet, write a 3–5-page paper.

Cover the following:

  • For the prevention of motor vehicle-related injuries, provide an analysis of how responsibilities are assigned or delegated among the following:
    • The three levels of government: federal, state, and local
    • Various agencies of those levels of government

Submit your response in a Microsoft Word document

On a separate page, cite all sources using the APA format.

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