Option 1: Environmental influences on population health, advocacy, and groups Watch and listen to the video Primary Care Public Health in the Community
This video, produced by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), highlights a recent report on the integration of primary care and public health. The integration of primary care and public health can enhance the capacity of both sectors to carry out their respective missions and link with other stakeholders to catalyze a collaborative, intersectoral movement toward improved population health. In your post: Choose one global environmental issue that may cause health problems in populations.
Provide a brief description of the relationship between this environmental issue and subsequent health problems. Include local or regional health statistics you discover. (Don’t forget to provide a reference for these!) Discuss how your local health department, state, or government are addressing these issues.