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 2000s Human genome sequencing published HHS responds to anthrax bioterrorism attack Creation of Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness CDC responds to H1N1 flu pandemic (CDC, 2009) WHO declares a public health emergency for Zika virus; CDC activates Emergency Operations Center (CDC, n.d. -a) 21
Slide notes:The first decade of the 21st century was marked by publication of human genome sequencing, by the public health response to the anthrax bioterrorism attack, and creation of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness. More recently the CDC has responded to an H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009. In 2016, the World Health Organization, or WHO declared the Zika virus a public health emergency and the CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to address Zika, a disease spread by mosquitos that can cause serious birth defects if pregnant women are infected. 21