As public health professionals, we realize the immense good that comes from early detection measures, such as health screenings; however, we still have to weigh out the costs versus the benefits.  After watching the video below and reviewing the USPSTF website, reflect on the responsibilities, goals, and objectives of the USPSTF.  Explain the concepts of prevention and detection in relation to the control of specific infectious and/or chronic conditions.  Consider health disparities with the access to preventive services.  

USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening

Controversy over breast cancer screening

The other side of the argument

Based upon the current chapter readings/lectures, personal experiences, worldview, and media/resources provided, you must comment on the specific reflection prompts provided- reflecting on how they relate to the weekly topic(s) and current society.  Posts should be thoughtful, insightful, and 250-500 words.  These posts should add significant substance to the conversation and clearly reference (i.e. cite) information from current chapter readings/lectures (please follow current APA guidelines for your in-text citations and references).  You must also respond to at least two classmates’ posts.  Responses should 100-250 words, add substance to the conversation, be thoughtful, and promote discussion.  Responses that generally say, “I agree”, “good point”, repeat others’ previous comments, or lack proper substance- lacking critical thinking or analysis, will not be considered for credit.  Your initial post is due by Thursday at midnight.  Your classmate responses are due by Sunday at midnight.  See the rubric below for detailed guidelines.

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