August 8, 2011
Welcome to Federal Occupational Health (FOH) as we celebrate the 65th anniversary of our founding. Throughout the year, we will mark this historic milestone in many ways and from many different perspectives. Highlights to look forward to include a timeline detailing FOH's evolution; firsthand accounts of the agency's development; and photos and press clippings dating from FOH's origin in 1946 to the present. Through images and text, we will explore how the first cornerstone of FOH services, the onsite health unit, has evolved over the last 65 years, keeping pace with occupational health advances since the time of penicillin's creation until the present day.
Compelling stories exist also for the two other key FOH Divisions, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and Environmental Health Services. From the birth of the FOH EAP and that program's tremendous growth in the 1970s, to the dramatic relief efforts of FOH's Environmental Health experts in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, FOH has many stories to tell.
We are honored to be able to share them with you over the coming months, as we celebrate 65 years of continuous service in support of the Federal mission and our steadfast commitment to improving the health, safety, and productivity of Federal employees.
Gene Migliaccio, Dr.P.H.
Director Federal Occupational Health (FOH)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services