Ch 26: Health Protection Laws and Programs

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to brush up on your knowledge of laws and government programs that relate to health care and public protection. Get information on topics including food safety, employee rights and community mental health care.

Health Protection Laws and Programs - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter deal with a variety of topics relating to government oversight of health and public safety. You'll learn what health literacy is and how to locate and evaluate the quality of health information. Other lessons look at consumer and worker protection laws and at the role of government regulatory agencies.

Our instructors will explain facts about community-based care for the aging and mental health treatment. After completing this chapter's lessons, you should know more about topics such as:

  • The role of the federal government in public health information
  • Consumer protection rights and laws
  • Employee safety and privacy rights
  • The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking
  • Community care for the elderly and mental health patients

These lessons average five minutes in length and are taught by experts who know how to make learning fun. You can contact them if you have questions through our ask-an-expert message board. Short lesson quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam let you assess your knowledge, and we provide links back to specific portions of the lessons if you need more time studying them.

11 Lessons in Chapter 26: Health Protection Laws and Programs
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

1. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

2. The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

Have you ever wondered where you can get accurate and readily-digestible information about your health, drug recalls, or the spread of the flu during winter? Well, many federal government agencies, such as the CDC, FDA and NIH, are responsible for this.

What Is Consumer Protection? - Product Liability, Laws & Rights

3. What Is Consumer Protection? - Product Liability, Laws & Rights

Consumer protection refers to the laws and other forms of government regulation designed to protect consumers. One form of consumer protection is product liability. This lesson explains consumer protection and product liability.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

4. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include employee surveillance, social media and workplace safety and violence.

Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906: Definition, Summary & History

5. Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906: Definition, Summary & History

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 established limitations on what manufacturers could put in pharmaceutical and food products. We'll discuss how it arose out of the Progressive Era and its effect on American history in this lesson.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): History, Role & Purpose

6. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): History, Role & Purpose

The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, is the leading law enforcement agency responsible for preventing the distribution of illegal narcotics in the United States. This lesson explains the roles and history of the DEA.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF): History, Role & Purpose

7. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF): History, Role & Purpose

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is known as the 'ATF.' The ATF is a law enforcement agency in charge of criminal organizations, acts of terrorism and many other areas. This lesson explains the roles and history of the ATF.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): History, Role & Purpose

8. Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): History, Role & Purpose

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, or OJJDP, is a justice program that focuses on preventing juvenile delinquency and victimization. This lesson explains the roles and history of OJJDP.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, & Tracking (SMART): History, Role & Purpose

9. Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, & Tracking (SMART): History, Role & Purpose

The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking is also known as SMART. This lesson explains the history and purpose of SMART, including its connection to the AWA and SORNA.

Community-Based Health Care Services for the Elderly

10. Community-Based Health Care Services for the Elderly

Many people work hard to bring health care to elderly patients without making them travel to the doctor. Watch this video to find out about community-based health care options for the elderly, including what they are and common types of them.

Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention

11. Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention

How are people with mental illnesses treated? In this lesson, we'll look at community mental health initiatives aimed at helping people prevent and get treatment for psychological disorders.

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