Definitions for "Public Health Service"
Keywords:  cdc, nih, samhsa, hrsa, epidemics
A Federal agency responsible for public health services and programs including biomedical research.
Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it includes FDA, NIH, CDC, SAMHSA, and HRSA.
The Public Health Service includes the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration; the Centers for Disease Control; the Food and Drug Administration; the Health Resources and Services Administration; the National Institutes of Health; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
Keywords:  welfare, essential, social, part
an essential part of social welfare