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The New Public Health LawA Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy$
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Scott Burris, Micah L. Berman, Matthew Penn, and Tara Ramanathan Holiday

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190681050

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190681050.001.0001

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The Public Health System

The Public Health System

(p.17) 2 The Public Health System
The New Public Health Law

Scott Burris

Micah L. Berman

Matthew Penn, and

Tara Ramanathan Holiday

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the public health system as a whole, including the organizations, activities, and people who promote public health in the United States. It describes the agencies at the federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial levels that have been granted legal authority to act on behalf of public health, including the functions of each agency in promoting public health. The chapter examines the role of the healthcare system within public health and concludes with a short discussion of the evolving effort to improve the public health system through accreditation, governance, and evaluation.

Keywords:   public health system, healthcare, agency, public health program

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