Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 1
Lecture:History of Public Health in the U.S.
Slide content:History of Public Health in the U.S. The 1920s - 1944 1921: Bureau of Indian Affairs Health Division created. 1935-38: Passage of the Social Security Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. 1944: Massive use of penicillin drastically changes treatment of infections and sexually t ransmitted d iseases. ( Parascandola , 1997) 10
Slide notes:In 1921, the Bureau of Indian Affairs was created. It was the predecessor of the Indian Health Service. In the 1930s, the Social Security Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act both improved population health. And, enthusiastic use of penicillin remarkably improved treatment of infections and sexually transmitted diseases. 10