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.
August 8, 2011 | Video, Story
Aligning Forces for Quality takes root in Humboldt County, Calif.
January 18, 2010 | Book, Video
Personal health records (PHRs) pair information with simple yet sophisticated tools that empower patients to manage their health information and take action to improve their health and health care.
September 17, 2008 | Video
Nine research teams from across the country unveiled innovative prototypes of personal health record (PHR) applications that provide a glimpse of the "next generation" of PHRs.
September 1, 2008 | Issue Brief, Video
A serious chronic disease in its own right, diabetes can lead to other chronic conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease and stroke.