1.2 Why is Public Health Controversial

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Unformatted text preview: utive – public health agencies carry out the law; may issue regulations consistent with statutes Judicial – laws and regulations can be challenged in court Local Public Health Agencies County and city health departments Core public health functions Often also have responsibility for providing medical care for the poor Funding sources are variable; city or county legislatures may not understand importance of core functions. State Health Departments Coordinate activities of local health agencies and provide funding Collect and analyze data Laboratory services Manage Medicaid License and certify medical personnel, facilities, and services Environment, mental health, social services, and aging may be handled by separate agencies Federal Agencies Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)(www.hhs.gov) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ( www.cdc.gov) – National Institutes of Health (NIH) (www.nih.gov) – Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (www.fda.gov) – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ( www.cms.gov) – Agency for Healthcare Research and Q...
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