us public health service history mission and services

The US Public Health Service (USPHS) is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services and collaborates with other US agencies such as the Department of Defense. USPHS often seems to be one of the least understood health organizations with regard to personnel, mission, and scope of work.

Using the Internet, research the USPHS and its timeline. Then, respond to the following:

  • Provide a synopsis of the following:
    • Mission
    • Brief history
    • Core values
  • Identify at least three dates on the USPHS timeline and discuss why you feel those particular dates and corresponding USPHS changes were or are significant. How have those changes influenced current public health policy?
  • Using principles of organizational behavior, discuss some of the teams identified on the USPHS website and some of the strategies USPHS leadership and management might use to manage those teams.

Give reasons to support your statements.

Write your initial response in approximately 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Identify other sources with information about the USPHS, in addition to the information available on the USPHS website.


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