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Social determinants of health: the IOM’s vision for the future of care
Public health has long recognized the correlation between health and certain social and behavioral variables that range from ZIP code to income bracket.
Defining health beyond the clinic
It’s easy to mobilize our society when infectious diseases are involved, but outside of infectious disease control, defining who’s responsible for the health of a society becomes complex and controversial.
Data for Health: building a culture of health through information
This fall, I’m co-chairing Data for Health, an initiative by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that seeks to explore how information and data on health can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives.
Disruptive innovation in public health
“Disruptive innovation” is a term born in academia and bred in Silicon Valley, but does it have a place in the world of public health?
Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak
If Americans want to know why Ebola quickly got out of control, they should look no further than the neglected public health system.
The Healthy Weight Initiative: interoperability as a path to obesity prevention
Last year, the CDC reacted to the growing obesity epidemic by inviting PHII to join them in developing a new surveillance initiative to monitor healthy weight.