From the National Academies Press: The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, … Continue reading
The New York Times Well blog has a quiz, along with links to the Institute of Medicine report on waste in the American health care system. How well did you do?
A prepublication edition of Exploring Health and Environmental Costs of Food: Workshop Summary is now available from the National Academies Press. The U.S. food system provides many benefits, not the least of which is a safe, nutritious and consistent food supply. … Continue reading
Just released by the National Academies Press: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to examine three topics in relation to public health: measurement, the law, and funding. IOM prepared a three report series–one report on … Continue reading
Just out from the National Academies Press is Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response. Catastrophic disasters occurring in 2011 in the United States and worldwide–from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, to the earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading
The Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza will be held June 5 and 6, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event brings together a diverse group of data experts, technology developers, entrepreneurs, policy … Continue reading
Public health is what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. It takes a society to practice public health – Healthy People 2010, 2nd ed., With Understanding and Improving Health and … Continue reading