Out of Class Assignment - Emmanuel L Boyd HCA 482 Palmer Out of Class Assignment Chapter Summary Public Health and the Role of Government in Healthcare

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Emmanuel L Boyd March 24, 2016 HCA 482 Palmer Out of Class Assignment Chapter Summary: Public Health and the Role of Government in Healthcare This chapter presents the history of governmental efforts to prevent or control the problems of health and disease. Efforts to protect the public’s health, begun in early European history and transferred to colonial America, are traced, with emphasis on their purpose, motivation, and success. The rise and decline of America’s once elaborate federal, state, and local partnerships in the delivery of public health services are described, as well as the efforts of private and voluntary agencies. Also discussed are the barriers to effective preventive services that result from the lack of population perspective in the U.S. healthcare system. The chapter concludes with a discussion of public health challenges and goals, emerging issues, and the changing role of government.

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