Standard 5.1: Expert Resource for Policy Development and Planning
Standard 5.1: Serve as a primary and expert resource for establishing and maintaining public health policies, practices, and capacity
Health departments possess knowledge and expertise on current public health science, evidence-based interventions, and promising practices that are required to develop sound public health policies, practices, and capacities. Health departments should play a central and active role in establishing policies and practices, whenever governing entities, elected officials, and others set policies and practices with public health implications.
Required documentation by measure
Keep these considerations in mind when selecting documentation for this standard: