10 Essential Services: From Abstract to Action

The 10 Essential Services of Public Health are helpful in describing the public health activities that should be undertaken in all communities. When it comes to your professional role, recognizing these services in job responsibilities can be helpful in developing your career.

Do you find your current role does not include many partnerships or collaboration between the academic sector and local, practice communities?

Do you foresee yourself wanting to develop more health education and promotion programs or be more involved in health communication?

What if your role required more focus on state public health assessments instead of local? Or vice versa?

Click on the following resource Essential Services Assessment to help rank your level of involvement as it relates to the 10 Essential Services. When completed, this document could serve as an excellent resource before or during the development of your Professional Development Action Plan.

Mentors and mentees can complete this assessment as an activity in one of their meetings, as well.

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