Metaphor of Inhaling and Exhaling to Explore Interpersonal Communication

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Historical Highlights The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)serves as the nations principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans, and providing essential human services. HHS has enjoyed many highlights since becoming a separate agency, while its roots go back as far as the early days of our nation. See Secretaries of HHS/HEW 2010 The Affordable Care Act was signed into law, putting in place comprehensive U.S. health insurance reforms. 2003 The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 was enacted; the most significant expansion of Medicare since its enactment, including a prescription drug benefit. 2002 Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness was created to coordinate efforts…show more content…
In 1979, the Department of Education Organization Act was signed into law, providing for a separate Department of Education. HEW became the Department of Health and Human Services, officially arriving on May 4, 1980. Some highlight dates in HEW and HHS history: 1946 Communicable Disease Center was established, forerunner of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1939 The Federal Security Agency was created, bringing together related federal activities in the fields of health, education and social insurance. 1938 The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was passed. 1935 The Social Security Act was passed. 1930 The National Institute (late Institutes) of Health was created out of the Public Health Service's Hygienic Laboratory. 1921 The Bureau of Indian Affairs Health Division was created, forerunner to the Indian Health Service. 1912 President Theodore Roosevelt's first White House Conference urged creation of the Children's Bureau to combat exploitation of children. Top of Page 1906 The Pure Food and Drugs Act was passed, authorizing the government to monitor the purity of foods and the safety of medicines, now a responsibility of the FDA. 1902 Conversion of the Marine Hospital Service into the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service in recognition of its expanding activities in the field of public health. In 1912, the name was shortened

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