Symposium on population-wide strategies to improve health

The health of a population depends on more than the clinical interventions available to individuals. Interventions that focus on non-medical factors can play a major role in promoting the health of communities. Marketing campaigns to change behaviors, economic policies, and enactment of laws are among the opportunities than can enhance the health of a population. These interventions must be understood in the context of the changing demography of the United States. This grant supports a one-day symposium to be held in September 2000 that will consider key issues in population-based strategies for health improvement beyond clinical care and formulate ideas for approaches for development of this field. A steering committee will be established with expertise in behavioral and social sciences; epidemiology; grantmaking; health and social policy; and population health. The primary product will be the symposium itself. The presentations and discussions will be transcribed and the transcript will be produced for distribution to research and clinical communities, policy leaders, and government officials.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $83,860.00

Awarded on: 6/1/2000

Time frame: 6/1/2000 - 11/30/2000

Grant Number: 39681


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, 20001-2736


Terry C. Pellmar
Project Director