In the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for coordinating health programs in the nation. HHS presents a wide range of social service programs geared toward persons with low earnings, disabilities, army families, and senior citizens. Healthcare rights are outlined under HHS in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which defend patient’s privacy with regard to medical data. HHS collaborates with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Office of Emergency Management to organize and reply to health emergencies.
Similarly, in Los Angeles County, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and the Pasadena Public Health Department serve the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, respectively. There is some dispute at the local stage as to the claim of being the primary to establish a local board or health department. A health department or health ministry …Read more