Think about the subjects of the public service advertisements (PSAs) or signs you may have seen regarding public health. What comes to mind? The issue of distracted driving has dominated in the United States. There are signs in most restaurant restrooms that encourage hand washing. In wildfire-prone areas, fire safety signs and PSAs are ubiquitous. Now consider underrecognized issues (URIs). Almost by definition, the most underrecognized public health issues are not easily identifiable through an Internet search and may be more of a challenge to find. Outside of their lack of recognition, what are the common characteristics of URIs in public health?
Please see attached documents for both discussion 1 & 2