Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R. & Kjellström, T. (2006). Chapter 1: What is epidemiology? In Basic epidemiology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R. & Kjellström, T. (2006). Chapter 2: Measuring health and disease. In Basic epidemiology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
Burris, S. (2017). The legal infrastructure of public health [Video presentation]. Temple University of Department of Public Health and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Accessed from https://vimeopro.com/aptrmodules/phlm/video/75320296
Somerville, M., Kumaran, K., & Anderson, R. (2012). Public health and epidemiology at a glance. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Read: Epidemiology and evidence-based practice (pp. 10-18); and assessing population health (pp. 30-46). Retrieved from
Before you begin this assignment, read through the Home page and the required readings. Specifically, view The legal infrastructure of public health
This video is part of Public Health Learning Modules project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and developed by Temple University Department of Public Health and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research as a free teaching resource for public health professionals.
For this component of the Session Long Project, you will describe the legal infrastructure of public health. Your task is to submit a paper that responds to the following questions:
1. Explain why law is a crucial part of public health practice.
2. Identify and describe the three types of public health law.
3. Identify two items on the list of the Ten Essentials Public Health Services that explicitly refer to law or policy.
Length: 2–3 pages.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.
Your work should also follow these Assignment Expectations