Public Health Practice Program

Locate and review documents available through the CDC’s Public Health Practice Program Office web site that characterize the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPS). The NPHPS materials are available for three different audiences: state public health systems, local public health systems, and public health governing entities. Locate and look at the instruments that have been developed for the different systems. Use the template below for your answers after each website. 1. National Public Health Performance Standards Program a. What is the intended use of the National Public Health Performance Standards? b. Do you think the National Public Health Performance Standards Program will have a major impact on public health practice in the U. S. Justify your conclusions. 2. State Public Health System Assessment Hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials a. List and describe the instruments developed for assessing state public health systems. b. Describe the intended use of the instrument. c. State your opinion concerning the measurement instrument used. 3. Local Public Health System Assessment Hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials a. List and describe the instruments developed for assessing local public health systems. b. Describe the intended use of the instrument. c. State your opinion concerning the measurement instrument used. 4. Public Health Governing Entity Assessment. Hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials. a. List and describe the instruments developed for assessing public health governing entities. b. Describe the intended use of the instrument. c. State your opinion concerning the measurement instrument used.