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Domain 5 Documentation Examples

Domain 5: Develop public health policies and plans
Domain 5 focuses on the development of public health policies and plans. Written policies and plans serve as tools to guide the health department's work and bring structure and organization to the department. Written policies and plans provide a resource to health department staff as well as the public. Policies and plans help to orient and train staff, inform the public and partners, and serve as a key component of developing consistency in operations and noting areas for improvement. Policies and plans can be a vehicle for community engagement and shared responsibility for addressing population health improvement.

Policies that are not public health specific may also impact the public's health. Policy makers should be informed of the potential public health impact of policies that they are considering or that are already in place. Policy makers and the public should have sound, science-based, current public health information when policies are being considered or adopted.

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