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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: [Archived version].
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Distributor: [Washington, D.C.] : Government Publishing Office, 2015-

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General Note:
The content is made available by the U.S. Government Publishing Office in accordance with Title 44 of the US Code.
Digital collection: Federal Depository Library Program Web Archive.
Summary, etc.:
As the Nation's Doctor, the Surgeon General nominated by the President of the United States with advice and consent of the United States Senate, provides Americans with scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act designated the Surgeon General as the Chair of the National Prevention Council, which provides coordination and leadership among 20 executive departments with respect to prevention, wellness, and health promotion activities. The Surgeon General oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS), an elite group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals working throughout the federal government whose mission is to protect, promote, and advance the health of our nation. This site presents Surgeon General's reports, public health reports, Calls to Action, and conference and workshop publications on related topics.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on: archived web page captured June 17, 2015; title from title screen (viewed Aug. 17, 2015).
Subject: Surgeons > United States.
Medical policy > United States.
Public health > United States > Management.

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