department of health


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Department of Health

The department of the central UK government which is responsible to Parliament for administering and delivering efficient, fair, convenient and high-quality health and social care services via the NHS. It is led by the Secretary of State for Health, has offices in Leeds and London and is responsible for:
• Management of the overall health and social care system;
• Developing policy and managing major change in the NHS;
• Regulation and inspection of the NHS (often through organisations such as the Commission for Health Improvement);
• Intervention, should problems occur in the running of the NHS at any level.

department of health

The agency of a government (city, county, or nation) that regulates, coordinates, and oversees food and drug safety, immunization services, control of epidemic diseases, maternal and child care, substance abuse services, elder care, health statistics, and awareness of health improvement strategies. The federal agency of the U.S. government is known as the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Frieden New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene New York, New York E-mail: tfrieden@health.
He wrote letters - sent certified mail return receipt requested - and made phone calls to Department of Health officials.
Osterholm of the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis.
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Los Angeles County supervisors decided Tuesday to postpone a vote on whether to split the Department of Health Services in half to better prepare for threats such as bioterrorism and bird flu, and tackle diabetes, obesity and other existing epidemics.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ([dagger]) Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Michigan, USA: ([double dagger]) Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA; ([section]) New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey, USA; ([paragraph]) New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; (#) Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas; and ** California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California, USA
Dutton, director of the Office of Border Health in the Texas Department of Health in Austin, long lines of idling trucks at border crossings, particularly in the city of Laredo, which is the busiest overland port in the world, are leading to concerns about diesel emissions, which the EPA suspects may be carcinogenic.
Department of Health & Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy & Research
The Program, which does not become effective until April 1, 1993, requires New York's Department of Health to monitor children with elevated lead levels and identify environmental sources of lead.

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