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.
March 1, 2007 | Audio
The Cross-Systems Financing Project helped states and stakeholders think more broadly, come together, and take advantage of a large variety of resources, ultimately allowing them to be more resourceful and get more from each dollar they spent.
February 27, 2007 | Audio
This paper calls for national organizations dedicated to performance measurement, best practices and provider incentives as a part of reform.
Role of Technology Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness Research in Increasing Health Care Value in the U.S.
February 8, 2007 | Audio
Examples of technology assessment, especially the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the United Kingdom were examined and shown to have important characteristics for a successful technology assessment initiative in the United States.
January 1, 2007 | Audio
This paper explores four key areas where changes in federal and state law that will be necessary to implement health care reform.
December 26, 2006 | Story, Video
Sports4Kids has truly changed the children of the Ohrenberger School.
June 26, 2006 | Video, Story
Nurses are the health care professionals who spend the most time with their patients, so who better to ask for ideas about how to improve patient care?
Community development encompasses a range of efforts to improve physical, economic, and social conditions in low-income neighborhoods. There is a growing movement within the field to leverage these efforts as opportunities to improve health.
This video shows how in Aligning Forces for Quality communities people are working together to reduce inappropriate visits to emergency departments through collaboration, transparency and engagement.
This video demonstrates how the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership's Emergency Department Care Coordination Initiative uses care coordination and health IT to connect Medicaid and uninsured patients who visit the ED with a primary medical home.
This video shows how Aligning Forces for Quality communities are publicly reporting measures of health care quality to drive improvement.