HCA415 WEEK 2 Assignment

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Public Health and the Law

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

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. 

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