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Throughout this course, and assessed in this unit's Assignment, you have reviewed the concepts of strategic leadership and systems thinking as it pertains to the field of public health. Therefore, it is important that you:

Search the library, course resources, and the Internet for tutorials and examples of a health problem analysis (food safety), force field analysis, and fishbone diagram.
Examining the features of organizational mission and vision statements, and related values, as incorporated into long-range plans.
Interpreting the fundamental decision-making process in public health.

Discussion:
1. Evaluate the public health system connections of a health topic and objective (food safety) related to Healthy People 2020.
2. Illustrate analytical planning methods used to reach public health decisions.
3. Critique the possible alignment of evidence-based decisions to an organization's mission, vision, and values.

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http://www.fao.org/food/food-safety-quality/capacity-development/needs-assessment/en/

Search the library, course resources, and the Internet for tutorials and examples of a health problem analysis (food safety), force field analysis, and fishbone diagram.
Examining the features of organizational mission and vision statements, and related values, as incorporated into long-range plans.

The most important variables associated with any health problem analysis is predicated upon risks, such as the risk associated with food safety and the probability that hazards to the food will emerge as well as the significance of the threat in regard to whether the risks have the propensity to destabilize the entire food chain or public order. Any food that is mass produced or produced for local and regional populations will be threatened with hazards as all activities that entail human food production will face risks. Therefore, the objective must be to reduce the amount of risks that exist in regard to food hazards, and there must also be safety controls set in place to address food safety. Healthcare professionals must be capable of responding to any food safety event that has the capacity to sicken a large portion of the population through the use of risk analyses' that will provide information on the probability of a threat as well as allow the healthcare organization to implement the necessary strategic approach for all potential threats to the food chain.

Interpreting the fundamental decision-making process in public health.
Discussion:
1. Evaluate the public health system connections of a health topic and objective (food safety) related to Healthy People 2020.

The ability for the healthcare organization to establish a specific risk analysis paradigm that is germane to their independent organizational needs is important as this will provide the organization with a risk assessment that can establish the most effective systematic approach based upon evidence-based research to drive the decision-making process. The ...

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Public Health discussion question. The fundamental decision-making process in public health is determined.

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