June 1, 2012 | Report
April 11, 2012 | Issue Brief, Report
A three-part series of reports from the IOM providing guidance to public health leaders and other stakeholders to inform efforts to address the nation's health challenges.
June 21, 2011 | Report
A Institute of Medicine (IOM) report recommends several actions to ensure that public health agencies make full use of legal tools to improve population health.
Expanding the Ability of Practitioners and Scholars to Assess Law as a Tool to Improve Public Health
January 4, 2011 | Report
Knowledge Asset: An ongoing study examines the breadth of local public health decision-making authority and describes how local public health ordinances fill gaps in or supplement existing state and federal public health ordinances.
October 1, 2010 | Report
The Attorneys General of the 50 states have considerable legal authority to protect the public's health, yet their role in the development of health policy is often under-appreciated or misunderstood. This paper analyzes their current powers and provides a logic model that illustrates how the use of these powers can lead to the protection and promotion of the public's health.
June 1, 2010 | Report
Paper describes solutions for leveraging both administrative and registry data to make additional performance results available, as well as further increase registry use for performance measurement and other purposes.
January 29, 2013 | Report
New report from Trust for America's Health provides high-impact recommendations to the public health community to make prevention a priority.
November 2, 2012 | Report
This report proposes a framework to assess the value of community-based, non-clinical prevention policies and wellness strategies.
November 30, 2011 | Report
A report on the states' allocation of the tobacco settlement dollars finds that of the $25.6 billion collected in tobacco revenue, only 1.8 percent—$456.7 million—will be spent by states on programs to prevent kids from smoking and to help smokers quit.
May 7, 2014 | Report
The nation’s public health system has been chronically underfunded for decades. Major investments are needed to improve health and workplace productivity, and reduce health care costs.