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:Public Health Terminology, Organization, Funding, and Roles
Slide content:Organization of Public Health in the U.S. Three general levels of public health: local, state, federal Local health departments State health departments CDC and other federal agencies Most states are associated with a network of local or county health departments. 12
Slide notes:In general, there are three levels of public health in the U.S.: Local, state, and federal. Local health departments may exist at the county level, or in some cases may represent more than one county. State health departments usually, but not always, are associated with a network of local health departments. The federal level is represented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, as well as other federal agencies. 12