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Compare outcomes achieved in public health efforts in terms of the control of infectious diseases and tobacco use. Which of these accomplishments has had the greatest impact on health status and quality of life of Americans living in the early 21st century? Explain and help me understand why you feel this way.

Using the CDC best practices report from 2007 I discuss this data about smokers and tobacco users:
State action on tobacco use treatment should include the following elements:

Sustaining, expanding, and promoting the services available through population-based counseling and treatment programs, such as cessation quit lines ( telephone hotlines)

Covering treatment for tobacco use under both public and private insurance, including individual, group, and telephone counseling and all FDA-approved medications

Eliminating cost and other barriers to treatment for under-served populations, particularly the uninsured and populations disproportionately affected by tobacco use

Making the health care system changes recommended by the PHS guideline

and I also discuss HIV in comparison citing addition CDC reports.

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Hello- my name is Tory. I will gather the information to allow you to compare and contrast these 2 outcomes.

outcomes achieved in public health efforts in terms of the control of infectious diseases:
check out what the CDC says in their fiscal report page through and you will find the data you need
I thought this might be helpful,
Public Health Preparedness and Response..................................................................................247

and this chunk from the attached file
[HIV is just one example in this report]
Recent accomplishments include:

Conducted, during the first two years of the ETI's three year cooperative agreement, over 1.4
million tests and identified over 10,500 persons newly diagnosed with HIV infection. This was
accomplished through a combination of routine opt-out screening in healthcare settings and
targeted testing in non-healthcare settings. The rate of new positive tests was slightly higher in
targeted testing (1.1 percent) compared with routine screening (0.7 percent); however, the
majority of new positive tests were in healthcare settings, due to the larger number of tests
performed in those settings. This also reflects the fact that the cost of conducting a test and
identifying a positive test is lower in routine screening than in targeted testing programs. The
yield of positive tests is expected to decline over time as persons with prevalent infections are
identified and linked to care. Of the new positives, at least 86 percent received their test results,
75 percent were linked to medical care, and 78 percent were ...

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In the solution, I compare outcomes achieved in public health efforts in terms of the control of infectious diseases and tobacco use. I answer the question of which of these accomplishments has had the greatest impact on health status and quality of life of Americans living in the early 21st century, and I explain why I feel the way I do.

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