10 Essential Public Health Services
10. PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health
Public health infrastructure forms the bedrock of an effective and resilient public health system. It encompasses the structures, resources, and capacities that support and enable the delivery of the Essential Public Health Services. Developing and maintaining a strong organizational infrastructure for Public Health is instrumental in responding to urgent needs while advancing long-term health and well-being.
Equity & Systems
Investment in the Essential Public Health Services varies greatly across the U.S., creating and perpetuating inequities in less well-resourced communities. Advancing equity and systems transformation requires equitable investment in infrastructure across all communities, and across local, state, and national Public Health entities.
Public Health in Action
In the U.S., Public Health operates at local, state, and national levels. Each has its own roles and responsibilities, and together they form a system that provides the Essential Public Health Services. Developing and maintaining a strong organizational infrastructure enables each level to fulfill its role.
- What role does technology play in advancing public health? How is the role of technology changing?
- How can Public Health advance equity as part of infrastructure investments?