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 1960s - 2 1961-69: Migrant Health Act providing clinics for agricultural workers. Older Americans Act created social and nutritional programs. Head Start program was created. Medicare and Medicaid programs were created. 15
Slide notes:Acts were passed to improve health for underserved groups. The migrant health act provided clinics for migrant workers. The Older Americans Act created programs to help older adults meet nutritional and social needs. The Head Start program was created to prepare economically disadvantaged preschool-aged youths to enter public schooling. In 1965, the Medicare and Medicaid programs were established. This provided health care to millions of Americans. 15