The 10 Essential Public Health Services

To protect and promote the health of all people in all communities

WHAT IS IT?

The 10 Essential Public Health Services provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal health for all and seek to remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities. Such barriers include poverty, racism, gender discrimination, ableism, and other forms of oppression. Everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.

TOOLS & RESOURCES

Use this fact sheet to briefly share information on the background of the 10 EPHS, revision process, and updated framework with staff, stakeholders, and policy makers.

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