How Public Health Science Affects Health Policy Development


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_____ is the study of the distribution and determinants of health, disease, or injury in human populations.

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1. Which of the following statements about public health and tobacco control policies is TRUE?

2. What kind of research played a major role in the government's response to the 2014 drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet tests your understanding of public health science and how it impacts health policy. You can expect to answer questions on topics like the study of health and disease in human populations and a characteristic of tobacco control policies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be required to know about these points:

  • Research that played a role in the government's response to the Flint water crisis
  • Core disciplines of the behavioral/social sciences in public health
  • Health policy development role associated with epidemiology

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of public health science and how it's connected to health policy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the core disciplines of public and behavioral sciences in public health
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tobacco control policies and the term for the study of disease and health issues in human populations

Additional Learning

Find out more about public health with the lesson named How Public Health Science Affects Health Policy Development. The lesson discusses these topics:

  • Definition of public health science
  • How epidemiological studies are analyzed
  • What behavioral and social scientists do