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Transcript of Healthcare Agencies
On July 1, 1946, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) opened its doors and occupied one floor of a small building in Atlanta. Its primary mission was simple yet highly challenging , but to prevent from spreading across the nation. Today, the CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health Services. Its works 24/7 to protect Americans from health, safety, and security threats, but also fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The Food and Drug Administration is one of the oldest U.S. consumer protection agencies, which protects the public from unsafe foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and other potential hazards. The FDA is a science based regulatory agency, therefore it is responsible to protect and promote the consumers by using the best possible science in its regulatory activities. The FDA also protects the rights and safety of patients in clinical traits of new medical products, monitors the promotional activities of drug and device manufactures; regulates the labeling of all packaged foods, and monitors the safety of the nation's blood supply.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency protects the human health and environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by congress. The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970 after he signed an executive order.
The National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nations medical research agency making important discoveries that improve health and saves lives. Their studies have led to the development of MRI, understanding of how viruses can cause cancer, insights into cholesterol control, and knowledge of how our brain processes visual information, among dozens of other advances.
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare became the Department of Health and Human Services on May 4, 1980. The Department of Health and Human services, is a department of the United States government with a goal of protecting the health of all americans and providing essential human services. It is the mission of the United States DHHS to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all americans. They believed that the mission was providing for effective health and human services and encouraging advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
BY: Ja'meya Cobb
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training; outreach, education, and assistance. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. It is responsible for enforcing its standards on regulated entities. Congress established the agency under the OSHA, which President Richard M. Nixon signed into the law on December 29,1970.