VIDEO: Ron Chapman on Transforming Public Health

Nov 6, 2012, 2:24 PM

Inspired by the 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently talked with a range of national thought leaders to discuss what’s needed—and what works—to achieve better health.

Today, we're featuring video interviews with Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, Director of the California Department of Public Health.

Chapman spoke with us about the current national opportunity to transform public health by making quality improvement and performance management “a way of life.”

He also discussed how collaborating with city planners, the business community, transportation officials and others can enable us to build healthier communities from the ground up.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.