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:The Effect and Value of Public Health
Slide content:Top Ten Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century Vaccination Motor-vehicle safety Safer workplaces Control of infectious diseases Decrease in coronary heart disease/stroke deaths Safer and healthier foods Healthier mothers and babies Family planning Fluoridation of drinking water Recognition of tobacco as health hazard (CDC, 1999) 10
Slide notes:The CDC constructed a list of the top ten public health achievements in the 20th century. From family services - improvements in hygiene, nutrition, and health care have reduced infant mortality 90% from the 1900 level, and reduced maternal mortality 99% - to safer workplaces - reduction in both diseases such as silicosis, and workplace injuries - and motor vehicle safety - think seat belts, child seats, motorcycle helmets - the U.S. population has reaped enormous benefits from investment in public health.