Public health policy is key to a population's overall well-being and safety. Public health policy creates clear goals and solutions for complete health based on the needs of a community. The laws, regulations, activities, and decisions that are enacted within society in order to promote wellness and ensure that specified health goals are accomplished are referred to as public health policy. A process of consultation, negotiation, and investigation determines public health policy, which leads to a plan of action that lays forth a vision of identified public health goals. Public health policy is critical because it applies public health theory and research in the real world. Public health strategies turn knowledge into action and identify widespread answers to previously identified problems.