Public Government And Local Government

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Americans, when asked that what level of government they have the most involvement with and what impacts their lives the most, will certainly respond with ‘”state and local governments” as their answer. This is because state and local governments deal with issues that impact a person’s daily life such as schools, libraries, police departments, fire marshal, driver’s licenses, and more. The citizens of a particular state feel more comfortable in interacting with their state or local government because at these levels, the state and local governments are constantly adjusting to changes to meet the demands of their people. Under a state government, there are several state agencies that are designed to work with special areas like education,…show more content…
As soon as we reached there our car got stuck. The level of water was not too high but it was enough for our car to stop in the middle of a flooded highway. My uncle, who was driving the car, got out and tried to push the car to a dry place whilst the rain constantly kept pouring upon us. The constant efforts to bring the car to a dry place caused him to have a heart attack. There was nobody to be seen around us at that moment due to the flood warnings. The only hope left was to call for help. The help that was provided to us during this moment, included the involvement of three major state and local agencies: the ambulance, the hospital, and local health insurance. First, I called 211 and they immediately sent out an ambulance looking for us. The ambulance that came for our help, is a part of a state agency called The Texas Department of State Health Services. The DSHS was established in 2004 by merging twelve health agencies into five major ones and offers state-operated health care services, including hospitals, EMS-Trauma systems, and health agencies. The DSHS is the Texas’s primary agency for public health planning, services, and regulation. The vision of this agency is to have a healthy state of Texas and their mission is to improve health and well-being of the citizens of Texas. This department did carry out its mission by ensuring that my uncle stayed alive by sending us the
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