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:Public Health Highlights - 1 Since 1900, the average life expectancy for Americans has increased about 30 years; 25 of those years are attributed to public health initiatives 1950s In anti-tuberculosis efforts, more than 20 million X-ray examinations were made by the Public Health Service 11
Slide notes:A few more highlights of public health. As mentioned earlier in this unit, public health has significantly increased life expectancy. In fact, since 1900, the average life expectancy in the U.S. has increased 30 years, and a startling 25 of those years are attributed to public health initiatives. Congress passed the Public Health Services Act in 1944 which resulted in the establishment of the Division of Tuberculosis Control. By 1950, more than 20 million X-ray examinations were made by the Public Health Service.