CHS CHPT 2.

Flashcard maker : Jessica Forbes
Agencies that are funded primarily through tax dollars are referred to as
governmental agencies
An example of a quasi-governmental health organization is
the National Science Foundation
Most voluntary health agencies exist at the
local, state, and national levels
Nongovernmental health agencies are funded primarily by
private donations
Raising money to fund their programs, providing education, providing service to those affected, and advocacy are the basic objectives of
voluntary health agencies
The activities of philanthropic foundations are unique because
they have money to give away
The contributions of religious groups to community health have been
substantial
The largest and most visible international health agency is the
World Health Organization
The main reason for corporate involvement in community health is due to
the provision of health care benefits to employees
The mission of professional health organizations is to
promote high standards of professional practice for their specific professions
The potential for school health programs to make a significant contribution to community health is enormous because
school attendance is required throughout the United States
The power to arrest someone who refuses to undergo treatment for a communicable disease lies with
a local health officer
The Secretary of Health and Human Services is
appointed by the President
True or False? Funding that comes from the federal government to the state government is referred to as horizontal funding.
f
True or False? Highly organized and developed resources in our national institutions and organizations can be a hindrance for communities to respond effectively to their own problems.
T
True or False? Historically, communities have always taken aggressive actions to deal with health issues.
F
rue or False? Local health departments are responsible for restaurant inspections.
T
True or False? One of the World Health Organization’s most noteworthy achievements was helping to eradicate smallpox.
T
True or False? Philanthropic foundations spend most of their efforts on fundraising.
F
True or False? The Administration for Children and Families is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965.
F
True or False? The American Red Cross is classified as a quasi-governmental health organization.
T
True or False? The core functions of public health are utilized by state health agencies.
T
True or False? The Department of Health and Human Services is the only entity under the federal government that plays a role in our nation’s health.
F
True or False? The most widely recognized international health organization today is the United Nations.
F
True or False? The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is an institute under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
F
True or False? The Superfund legislation was enacted to deal with the cleanup of hazardous substances in the environment.
T
True or False? Voluntary health agencies are usually supported by paid staff and volunteers.
T
Voluntary health agencies were created in Europe.
F
Which agency is a leading medical research center, and the federal focal point for medical research in the United States?
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Which agency maintains records, analyzes disease trends, and publishes epidemiological reports on all types of diseases?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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