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TOPIC Consumer Safety Go to health.glencoe.com for information about the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTIVITY Using the links, research the history and mis- sion of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Share what you learn with your classmates. health.glencoe.com
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VOCABULARY public health epidemiology Understanding Public Health Services YOU’LL LEARN TO Analyze the impact of the availability of health services in the community and the world. Explain the benefits of positive relationships among community health professionals in promoting a healthy community. Assess the impact of economic conditions on community and world health. T hanks to advances in a community-wide effort to monitor and promote the welfare of the population, Americans are living longer, healthier lives. Public Health Agencies ublic health issues are addressed at the local, P national, and global level. Health at the Local Level State, county, and city health departments focus on disease prevention. Their functions include overseeing standards for water and sewage sys- tems, waste disposal, and the sanitation of restaurants. Nonprofit agencies have local chapters that are devoted to particular health concerns. In some communities, economics may have a negative impact on community health. Nonprofit agencies may provide health-promotion services in these communities. public health On a sheet of paper, list a few public health agencies with which you are familiar. What service does each provide to the public? 64 Chapter 3 Being a Health-Literate Consumer Non-profit organizations like the American Red Cross promote community health in various ways.
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Health at the National Level Several agencies work at the national level to protect health. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting the country’s air, water, and land. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to prevent injuries and safeguard the health of workers across the country. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) leads the federal antihunger effort with food stamp, school lunch, and school breakfast programs. One agency of the USDA, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) oversees more than 300 health-related programs. These programs are administered by 13 agencies, which include the following: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administer federal insurance programs, which help provide health care to low-income and elderly Americans.
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