This study will look at one of the most important government agencies, starting at the executive level of government then focusing in on the state level of the Nevada Health Agency’s. We will look at the relationship of how big government effects state and local agencies and how federal grants play a big role in the states ability to provide funds and services to their communities, Furthermore we will look at the budget of the agencies and how small business operates under local laws, regulations and permitting requirements.
The Department of Health and Human Services
The United States government gets involved with many different topics such as agriculture, arts and history, education and jobs, public safety, money and taxes, the environment, and health and human services. Out of every topic health and human services play one of the biggest roles in our government today. They care about the lives of humans and want to expand the studies about health issues. The United States principal organization for protecting the health of Americans is the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides the essential services to humans and especially to those who are not able to help themselves. The Department of Health and Human Services includes more than 300 different programs which some consist of: medical and social science, preventing diseases, food and drug safety, Medicare and Medicaid, preventing child abuse and domestic violence, and many more. The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest grant-making agency in the United States government. It provides around 60,000 grants per year and its Medicare program is the largest health insurer, dealing with over 900 million claims per year. Health and Human Services works very
closely with state, local, tribal governments. The Department’s programs are lead by 11 Health and Human Services divisions. They include National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease, Indian Health Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Administration for Children and Families, and Administration on Aging.
THE NEVADA STATE HEALTH DIVISION
| The mission of the Office of Administration is to enforce all laws and regulations pertaining to the public's health and provide support services for the Division'sthree bureaus in promoting and protecting the health of all Nevadans and visitors to the state. The Office of Administration provides leadership, guidance, and support in the fiscal and administrative processes of the Division, including Personnel Services and the Office of Epidemiology.
The Nevada Sate Health Division Administration office is responsible for the enforcement of all the laws and regulations pertaining to the publics health. Staff in the administration office provides the support services to the program areas charged with promoting and protecting the heath of all Nevadans and visitors to the state. Support services include administration oversight and program accountability, information technology support, personnel support, public information officer support and fiscal oversight and accountability. The State Health Officer and State Biostatistician are funded in this budget account as well. Administration support for the state Board of Health is also funded in the budget account. This statutory Authority is provided under NRS 439.
Health and Safety
Health and safety hazards in the workplace are one of many items that fall under the Nevada State Health Division. Some of the areas concerned are the manual handling of loads by an individual. Many times with improper training this can and does cause series...
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