Learn about the history and current condition (Course Objective 1) of a public health problem. Pick

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Learn about the history and current condition (Course Objective 1) of a public health problem. Pick one Public Health Achievement from the list in Chapter 1 of the Great Public Health Achievements – United States, 1900-1999. In three double spaced pages find statistics that show why it is/was a problem and analyze how public health policies and/or interventions have addressed the problem. Your paper must include citations and references where appropriate.

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Learn about the history and current condition (Course Objective 1) of a public healthproblem. Pick one Public Health Achievement from the list in Chapter 1 of the GreatPublic Health Achievements United States, 1900-1999. In three double spaced pagesfind statistics that show why it is/was a problem and analyze how public health policiesand/or interventions have addressed the problem. Your paper must include citationsand references where appropriate.The reason for choosing this public health achievement:Fluoridation of water is a major public health achievement because of the massive impactthat it had on the decline in numbers of tooth decay in the U.S. since the 1960s. Thisinitiative is chosen over others because of the wider reach that it had and the cost-versusbenefit analysis that was possible with the implementation. In other words significant positiveresults were achieved without much of a cost and any expected change in behaviour of thepeople. As is clear with the data that the figures of people with dental problems was muchhigher prior to the introduction of fluorine in water, it is almost a revolutionary initiative.Finally, the fact that the initiative was taken based on the experiments and data which provedthat consumption of small amounts of fluorine helped in preventing tooth decay makes it abetter choice for study.IntroductionThere are times when clinical observations lead to epidemiological investigation andcommunity-based public health int

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