Public Health Unit
The Public Health System
Lesson Objective (Lesson One Day 3):
•Content Objectives:•TSWBAT identify key people and agencies in the HHS and private health organizations.
•Language Objectives: •TSWBAT compare and contrast the CDC, FDA, and NIH by writing the objectives of each agency with use of a graphic organizer. •TSWBAT recognize local and national private health organizations whose goal is to improve Public Health.
• On today’s note outline:– Match the six agencies
and terms with the correct answers
– You may use last class’s notes if needed
– Put your pen/pencil down when you complete the review
• Acronym T-Chart
• 1. HHS (@HHSGov)– Health & Human Services– What do they do?
• 2. WHO (@WHO)– World Health Organization– What do they do?
• Primary goal of health prevention and wellness in the USA
• Appointed by the President of the USA
• Who is the Secretary of the HHS?• http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/biography/index.html
HHS - U.S. Surgeon General
• Director of the U.S. public health services
• Physician appointed by the U.S. President
• Who is the U.S. Surgeon General?
• http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/• Twitter = @Surgeon_General
The Secretary & The Surgeon General
• Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services = Sylvia M. Burwell
• Surgeon General = • Acting – Rear Admiral
Dr. Boris Lushniak
Agencies Under the HHSThere are multiple agencies run under the HHS:http://www.hhs.gov/about/orgchart/
CDC – Centers of Disease Control www.cdc.gov (@CDCGov)
FDA – Food & Drug Administration www.fda.gov (@US_FDA)
NIH – National Institute for Health www.nih.gov (@NIH)
Did you add these to your acronym t-chart?(you now should have five on your chart)
CDC – what do they do?• Focuses on prevention of diseases and
promotion of health – through research – through investigation of disease clusters and
• Works to keep America safe from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic.
• …THE BEST SOURCE FOR DISEASES…
FDA – what do they do?• FDA focuses on:
– that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled
– human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective
– Protecting the public from electronic product radiation – Assuring cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and
properly labeled – Regulating tobacco products
NIH – What do they do?
• NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers
• The Federal focal point for medical research in the United States.
• Can apply for grants and funding for research studies
Private Health Organizations
• Organizations, Foundations, Associations, etc. that are not government regulated:
• Funded by (some are non-profit):– Donations– Partnerships– Volunteers (Free Labor)
Today’s Exit Ticket
• On the ‘post-it’ note provided, please complete the following sentence frame:
One question I still have about public health is __________________________________.
• Please place this ‘exit ticket’ on the closet door when you exit the classroom.