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 - 3 A near elimination of deaths from childhood diseases such as: Measles Diphtheria Scarlet fever Whooping cough In 2014, of the top 10 causes of mortality, only one is NOT related to chronic disease or injury 13
Slide notes:Childhood illnesses used to be devastating to the population, but both medical progress and public health efforts have nearly eliminated deaths from illnesses such as measles, diphtheria, scarlet fever, and whooping cough. In fact, the long-standing battle against infectious diseases has been so successful that of the current leading causes of mortality, only one factor is NOT a chronic disease-related or injury-related factor.