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  1. Towne, Karen M. MSN, RN, APHN-BC
  2. Chaudry, Rosemary Valedes PhD, MHA, MPH, CPH


In 1988, the Institute of Medicine defined the mission of public health as fulfilling “society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy.”6 Rather than working in isolation, public health departments partner with members of the community to identify, plan, and implement activities to achieve that mission.