In the United States, prior to the 1930s, public health
efforts were primarily undertaken at local and state level. After the
Great Depression, the federal government was called upon to intervene on
behalf of its vulnerable populations. Since that time, debates over
federal versus state roles in public health efforts have taken center
stage in government and politics. (Turncock, 2012, 79)
For this assignment, you will examine the role of state and federal
government as it relates to motor vehicle safety. Review the case study
Motor Vehicle Safety in your course text (pp. 93-96 in 1st edition, pp.102-104 in 2nd edition).
Provide a brief description of laws associated with motor vehicle
safety at the federal level and for your own state. Identify what type
of law it is (e.g., constitutional, legislative, administrative, or
judicial). How do these laws relate to public health services? (e.g.,
health promotion, wellness and prevention, early detection and prompt
treatment, disability limitation, and rehabilitation) From your
perspective, should the federal and/or state government play a role in
motor vehicle safety? Why or why not? Provide a concrete example that
supports your opinion.
Your paper should be two to three pages in length, excluding the
title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA guidelines, as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Visit the Ashford University
Online Library to locate a minimum of two scholarly sources that support
your main ideas.