Vital statistics collected by federal, state, & local governments are the raw data used for research in epidemiology, environmental health, social & behavioral factors in health, and the medical care system. List 3 ways these vital statistics are used as part of public health’s assessment function. Explain why this data is necessary (be specific).
Define what is meant by chronic disease and chronic disease management. Give an example of how Public Health/Epidemiology has impacted chronic disease management. List 2 strategies to mitigate/limit the effects of an identified ‘chronic disease’.