Background of the Department of Health

Background of the Department of Health

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Background of the Department of Health
Department of Health Background


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DOH) is a Cabinet-level department in the Executive Branch. The DOH is lead by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services include the United States Public Health Service, the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the Office of the Inspector General.


Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health was reorganized in 1996. Since then the State Surgeon General has overseen a broad range of health concerns. Some of these issues include treating diseases and promoting general health throughout the State.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health works with more than 130 local organizations within the State in order to protect and improve the health of individuals throughout the State. The Ohio Department of Health protects individuals from the cradle to the grave.


Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services work together closely, since both of these organizations are concerned with improving the health of individuals throughout the State. The Commissioner of the MN Department of Health is Sanne Magnan, M.D., Ph.D.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is responsible for oversight of public health throughout the State. The PA Department of Health was created through an Act of the State Government in 1905. The PA Department of Health has been successful in combating the number of deaths, serious injuries and illnesses.


Washington State Department of Health
The Washington Department of Health works with 35 local health jurisdictions serving 39 counties, the Washington Board of Health, and other local partners. Although they share a building, the Board of Health and the Washington State Department of Health are separate entities.


Texas Department of Health and Human Services


The Texas Department of Health and Human Services includes the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services so that the Texas Department of Health and Human Services can serve the needs of the population of Texas.


New York State Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health is responsible for improving and maintaining the health concerns in the State. The NY State Department of Health is lead by the Health Commissioner. The NY State Department of Health administers the health department, regulates hospitals, operates one of the premier biomedical laboratories, and supports public health prevention.


Rhode Island Department of Health
The Rhode Island Department of Health is a State Agency that operates out of Providence, Rhode Island. There are several branches of the RI Department of Health, including Central Management, the Office of State Medical Examiners, the Department of Environmental and Health Services Regulation, the Office of Public Health Information, the Office of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, and the Community and Family Health and Equity Program.


Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is focused on improving the health and safety of residents throughout the state of Idaho. The activity of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare can provide aid to an individual from the birth through to the person's death.


Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Two of the largest projects of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services involve administering the two juvenile rehabilitation and treatment detention facilities. The one in Kearney, Nebraska houses male juvenile offenders, while female offenders are detained near Geneva, Nebraska in Fillmore County.


Indiana State Department of Health
The Indiana State Department of Health works with: local health departments; physicians; hospitals and other health care providers; state agencies and officials, as well as their local and Federal counterparts; community leaders; businesses; health insurance companies; Medicaid; health care interest groups; and economic interest groups. The Indiana State Department of Health works with these groups to promote and protect the health of Hoosiers throughout the State.
Arizona Department of Health Services


The Arizona Department of Health Services involves six major branches: the Office of the Director, the Arizona State Hospital, the Division of Behavior Health Services, the Office of Public Health Services, the Office of Operations, and the Office of Licensing Services. The Arizona Department of Health is based in Phoenix.


Tennessee Department of Health
The primary mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to improve the health and well being of individuals throughout Tennessee. Department of Health initiatives involve making sure that health care services are available for anyone who needs them. 


Kansas Department of Health and Environment
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has three major goals: assessment, policy development, and assurance. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has taken on these goals so that it will be able to accomplish its vision of "healthy Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments."


Oklahoma State Department of Health
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is the largest employer in the State. The Department has an annual budget of more than 300 million dollars. The Oklahoma State Department of Health works closely with the State Department of Human Services.


Utah Department of Health
The Utah Department of Health has been somewhat successful in its attempts to improve health throughout the State, since a 2009 report indicated that Utah was the second healthiest state in the U.S. The Utah Department of Health has accomplished this through a variety of programs.
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals handles a variety of programs that seek to maintain the health of residents. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has also established programs to provide relief from recent disasters, such as the Find Family Call Center to find individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. 

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