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United States Public Health Service

 (USPHS)
a governmental health agency that is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; see also public health.

U·ni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice (USPHS),

(yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth ser'vis),
A bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics; associated with it are the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other units.

United States Public Health Service (USPHS)

an agency of the federal government responsible for the control of the arrival from abroad of any people, goods, or substances that may affect the health of U.S. citizens. The agency sets standards for the domestic handling and processing of food and the manufacture of serums, vaccines, cosmetics, and drugs. It supports and performs research, aids localities in times of disaster and epidemics, and provides medical care for certain groups of Americans.

U·ni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice

(USPHS) (yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth sĕr'vis)
A bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics; associated with it are the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other agencies.

Uni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice

(USPHS) (yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth sĕr'vis)
Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics.

United States Public Health Service (USPHS),

n.pr a major division of the Department of Health and Human Services. The USPHS provides oversight of the following agencies: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; National Institutes of Health (NIH); Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration; Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA); Social Security Administration; Office of Child Support Enforcement; and Office of Community Services.
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2], and considering the public health services utilization rates--rural (36%) and urban slum (25%)--for the state of Maharashtra and so a sample of 400 families were taken from each of the study areas.
The National Public Health Service for Wales has provided advice to port health authorities on arrangements for returning travellers.
By examining the medical inspection process at multiple entry points--and not just Ellis Island, which received seventy percent of incoming immigrants between 1892 and 1930--Fairchild shows that both the immigrant admissions experience and the work of the Public Health Service was far more peculiar and particular than monolithic.
I joined the Public Health Service believing that government service was important work, and I left it with the same conviction.
PHS is refining the methods used to estimate expenditures for essential public health services and will directly estimate local essential public health service expenditures.
Byndloss, Vice President of Operations, Public Health Service Bureau, has been appointed to President of Public Health Service Bureau, succeeding Eric Flowers.
Dr Marion Lyons, head of the health protection teams for the National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS), said: "We estimate that there are around 45,000 school-age children at risk of measles in Wales at present due to their MMR status.
A National Public Health Service statement said: "The National Public Health Service operates within the spirit and rule of data protection law.
National Public Health Service for Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom; ([dagger]) Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom; ([double dagger]) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom; [section] Gloucester Hospitals National Health Service Trust (formerly Gloucester Public Health Laboratory), Gloucester, United Kingdom; ([paragraphs]) Health Protection Agency (West Midlands) Regional Surveillance Unit, Birmingham, United Kingdom; # Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge, United Kingdom; and ** Gloucestershire Health Protection Unit, Gloucester, United Kingdom
Public Health Service said, "The APHA's environmental section is pleased to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of Kenneth Olden over his more than ten years as director of the NIEHS and NTP, and over his decades in biomedical research.
to receive a public health service medal for her Indian women's health initiative work and for general leadership in Indian Health.
Bethesda, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 1995; DHHS publication no.

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