U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. 1979. Model standards for community preventive health services: A collaborative project of the United States Conference of City Health Officers, National Association of County Health Officials, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, American Public Health Association and Department of Health, Education, and Welfare . Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 110 pp.
Annotation: This book presents standards which are the framework for incremental improvement in community health status in the United States through preventive health service programming. The intended hallmark of these model standards is flexibility. The preamble spells out in detail the background, concepts, scope, definitions, and uses of the standards. The standards cover air quality, chronic disease control, communicable disease control, dental health, emergency medical services, family planning, food protection, genetic disease control, health education, home health services, housing services, injury control, institutional services, maternal and child health, noise control, nutritional services, occupational health, primary care, public health laboratory, radiological health, safe drinking water, sanitation, school health, solid waste management, surveillance and epidemiology, vector and animal control, and waste water management.
Keywords: Air pollution, Animals, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communicable diseases, Emergency medical services, Epidemiology, Family planning, Federal government, Food safety, Genetic disorders, Health education, Home care services, Housing, Injury prevention, Maternal health, Nutrition services, Occupational safety and health, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public health, Public health services, Radiation, Sanitation, School health, Standards, Water pollution