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 1900s 1900: Pneumonia and influenza are leading causes of death in the U.S. (Leading causes, n.d. ) 1902: The Marine Hospital Service changed to the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service. In 1912, renamed the Public Health Service. 1906: The Pure Food and Drugs Act was passed. 8
Slide notes:The first half of the 20th century saw considerable change and progress taking place in public health. Pneumonia and influenza were leading causes of mortality at the turn of the century. In 1906, the Pure Food and Drugs Act passed, which authorized the federal government to monitor food and drug safety. This is now the responsibility of the FDA. Also, t he name of the Marine Hospital Service was changed to the Public Health Service. 8