CHS CHPT 2.

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

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