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Chapter 9 Questions 6 Explain how the 1996 welfare reform bill shifts the administrative burden to the states This bill ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program by replacing it with a new program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families This meant that the state would from then on receive a block of federal money but then have to match that money Every state files a plan of action with the secretary of health and human resources every two years stating - recipients will engage in work activities within 2 months of receiving benefits - goals to prevent and reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies - describes treatment of families moving into the state - whether it intends to provide aid to noncitizens 7 Provide examples of how the states have already made changes in the welfare system even before the welfare legislation of 1996 was enacted Some states had already begun to cut back on welfare payments Smaller grants would go to unwed teenage mothers and the money saved could go to the ones that were married Many states offered higher benefits to two-parent families Other states developed responsibility contracts workfare and enterprise zones All of which helped the recipients of welfare better equipped to find work 8 Describe the major tasks of public health programs What doesnt the US Public Health Service not handle Today AIDS is a major issue along with smoking and pollution but in previous years their fears have been more related to contagious and infections diseases like yellow fever dysentery malaria They have to report every case involving a communicable disease They give out free vaccines and serums free x-rays to children teachers and the general public they also give free hearing eye and inoculations They also try to protect water supplies ensure the safe disposal of waste and sewage and try to protect the communitys food supply by inspecting hotels restaurants and food markets
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