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.
November 23, 2009 | Video, Story
Initiative is developing evidence about the most effective ways of organizing, financing and delivering public health services.
April 30, 2009 | Video, Story
This story highlights three complementary initiatives to expand coverage.
August 19, 2008 | Audio
Comments on Jost "Legal and Regulatory Issues Presented by Health Care Reform" and Noll "The Regulatory Component of Health Care Reform"
November 29, 2007 | Audio
November 1, 2007 | Audio
October 18, 2007 | Audio
This paper shows that a substantial change in the U.S. approach to health care funding is central to any sustainable, comprehensive reform that focuses on improved quality.
March 29, 2007 | Video, Story
Keeping our nation's children healthy and better prepared to learn in school and succeed in life.
Comments on Paper by Steve Shortell and Larry Casalino and paper by Harold Luft for the Focused Research on Efficient, Secure Healthcare (FRESH) Thinking Conference Session on the Organization and Delivery of Care and Payment to Providers
March 1, 2007 | Audio
February 27, 2007 | Audio
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.