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 . 1946: The CDC Establishment of the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) Focus: mosquito control to fight malaria, primarily through application of the pesticide DDT Outgrowth of the wartime agency MCWA - Malaria Control in War Areas 11
Slide notes:In 1946, a major event in U.S. public health occurred with the creation of the Communicable Diseases Center, predecessor of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. The CDC was initially focused primarily on mosquito control. Fighting malaria largely through the use of the pesticide DDT, the center was an outgrowth of the wartime Malaria Control in War Areas, or MCWA . 11