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 - 2 1977 Worldwide eradication of smallpox (as recently as 1958, two million people a year die from smallpox) 1990s only 4.4% of U.S. children have elevated blood lead levels (in the 1970s, 88.2% had elevated blood lead levels) 12
Slide notes:As recently as 1958, two million people died annually from smallpox. In 1977, a dedicated public health initiative brought about worldwide eradication of this disease. And in the 1970s, a huge majority, 88%, of U.S. children had elevated levels of lead in their blood, but by the 1990s public health had reduced that percentage to only 4.4%.