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Self Assessment Quiz 1


1.Public health was characterized as fulfilling society's interest in assuring conditions in which people could be healthy by:
 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Healthy People 2000
 Institute of Medicine in The Future of Public Health
 C.E.A. Winslow
 Sir Geoffrey Vickers

2.Public health systems and services have evolved differently in various parts of the world, as well as in the United States among the various states. Which of the following pairs best identifies the two major forces that have shaped public health activities over time and geography?
 Religion and transportation
 Science and social values
 Epidemics and nationalism
 Capitalism and culture

3.Which of the following statements characterizes one of the most important differences between public health and most other professions?
 Education and training beyond the college level are not available for public health.
 Large professional organizations have not developed for public health.
 Public health professionals work only in the public sector.
 The common bond is not one of a shared body of knowledge or academic preparation.

4.Major eras in the history of the American public health system were characterized by all of the following EXCEPT:
 Intermittent epidemics throughout the 18th and 19th centuries
 Edwin Chadwick's epidemiological investigations of cholera
 The development of state and local public health systems into the mid-20th century
 The movement into the provision of medical care services after about 1950

5.Which of these important public health figures of the 19th century advanced the argument that the factors contributing to fatal diseases should be identified as official causes of death?
 Edwin Chadwick
 Lemuel Shattuck
 William Farr
 John Snow

6.The Report on the Sanitary Commission of Massachusetts---perhaps the most outstanding treatise in the history of American public health---was written by:
 John Snow
 Edwin Chadwick
 Lemuel Shattuck
 W.H. Frost

7.As a result of legislation enacted by Congress, this agency was moved out of the US Treasury Department and placed in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services). It was first established as the Marine Hospital Service in 1789.
 World Health Organization
 American Public Health Association
 National Foundation---March of Dimes
 US Public Health Service

8.In which form of justice are collective actions leading to the assumption of additional burdens often necessary in order to assure the fair distribution of societal benefits?
 Market justice
 Judicial justice
 Social justice
 Individual justice

9.Based on your examination of Internet web sites, which of these organizations is the federal agency that places the greatest emphasis on prevention?
 Food and Drug Administration
 Health Resources and Services Administration
 American Public Health Association
 Centers for Disease Control

10.Based on your examination of Internet web sites, which of these organizations is most closely affiliated with local health departments across the US?
 NACCHO
 ASTHO
 APHA
 CDC