Week 3 Writing Assignment
Chapter 4, Government’s Role in US Healthcare
There are several levels of government in the USA. Each level, Federal, State and County (Local) , plays a different role in healthcare and has different responsibilities in the healthcare system.
At this level the government mostly manages regulations and sets health policies. Explain how the Federal government shares regulatory healthcare power with the states. Select 3 federal agencies and briefly summarize their activities.
Go to Oregon State Health Dept, which is known as DHS or Oregon Health Authority.
Oregon DHS: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/pages/index.aspx
Public Health : http://public.health.oregon.gov/PHD/Directory/Pages/index.aspx
Identify health services that are provided by the state. Would you want to work in any of these areas? Where would you like to apply and why?
Using the internet look up your County Health Department. Identify health services that are provided by the county. Would you want to work in any of these areas? Where would you apply and why?