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 1970s 1970-1979: National Health Service Corps created. National Cancer Act passed. Health Care Financing Administration created to manage Medicare and Medicaid. Worldwide eradication of smallpox in 1977. 16
Slide notes:While the 1970s saw several important public health accomplishments, such as the creation of the National Health Service Corps to help provide primary care in underserved areas, passage of the National Cancer Act to strengthen national efforts against cancer, and increased management of Medicare and Medicaid, there was one outstanding accomplishment: In 1977, smallpox was eradicated from the globe an amazing triumph of public health. 16