Hurricane Sandy tested the capabilities of the public health system, and public health officials responded in heroic fashion—keeping our communities safe and healthy before, through, and after storms like Hurricane Sandy.
Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs. Since 1999, overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers have quadrupled and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined.
Creating a Culture of Health
Every community needs the building blocks to give everyone the chance to make healthy choices, so we can all share in a culture of health.
May 9, 2011 | Video, Story
Health Leads relies on volunteer college students to "fill" prescriptions by connecting patients with vital resources.
December 1, 2009 | Issue Brief, Audio, Presentation Material, Report, Video
Health policy experts discuss various care management programs which seek to reduce costs while enhancing quality for people with complex health care needs. Patients with complex health care needs account for a high percentage of annual medical ex ...
September 1, 2009 | Issue Brief, Video
This synthesis provides policy-makers with a framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness literature and investigates the economic evidence for investing in clinical preventive care.
January 1, 2012 | Video, Presentation Material
What we're learning about coordinating health care for high-utilizers.
June 5, 2008 | Toolkit, Video
Ten hospitals with racially and ethnically diverse patient populations participated in Expecting Success: Excellence in Cardiac Care, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving quality of cardiac care while reducing racial, ethnic and language disparities. All 10 hospitals improved the quality of care being provided to their heart failure and heart attack patients.
November 16, 2009 | Video
The event was the third forum held by the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Leader's Project on the State of American Health Care.
February 28, 2009 | Video, Story
An international coalition is helping the health care sector become ecologically sustainable and reduce harm to public health and the environment.
October 1, 2008 | Issue Brief, Audio
This synthesis sheds light on the driving forces behind health care spending and examines the reasons why health care costs continue to rise.
August 8, 2011 | Video, Story
Aligning Forces for Quality takes root in Humboldt County, Calif.
Personal Health Records and Health Information Technology--Costs, Policies and the Incentives Driving Adoption
November 7, 2009 | Book, Video
In order for PHRs to flourish, health care providers must increase their systematic use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information management systems that communicate with personal health records.