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 15, 2013 | Story, Video
The What's Next Health series features leading thinkers and visionaries. Executive director of FutureMed, Daniel Kraft, MD, discusses approaches to "escape velocity" in health care.
May 9, 2011 | Video, Story
Health Leads relies on volunteer college students to "fill" prescriptions by connecting patients with vital resources.
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.