Tight budgets, workforce shortages, increasing demands. There is no lack of challenges facing the public health community. But with those challenges come opportunities. A new APHA report from its Midyear Meeting offers recommendations to transform the delivery of public health services and improve health outcomes.
CDC Deputy Director Judith Monroe kicked off an APHA Midyear Meeting session Wednesday with jellyfish. Not actual jellyfish. A story about jellyfish, as a metaphor for the kind of adaptation and transformation that public health must undergo.
Medicine cannot exist without public health; public health cannot exist without medicine, said J. Michael McGinnis during Wednesday's APHA Midyear Meeting plenary session on integrating public health and clinical care.
Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick addressed the 2012 APHA Midyear Meeting this week in Charlotte, N.C, addressing how public health can thrive in a changing health care landscape.
Don Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, will keynote the opening session of APHA's Midyear Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., next month. Read a recent interview with Berwick as published in The Nation's Health.
APHA’s Midyear Meeting will bring together a robust program that will look at the challenges and opportunities facing public health today. Learn more about the meeting from Susan Polan, APHA’s associate executive director.
These are uncertain times for public health. Shrinking budgets, fewer resources, declining workforce numbers, growing disease numbers, changing health care systems and a historic health reform law with an unsure future. Public health has a lot on its (well-portioned) plate.
Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who helped guide early implementation of health reform, will deliver the keynote address during the opening session of APHA’s Midyear Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., June 26-28.
More than 600 public health officials gathered in Chicago in late June to seize the opportunities and tackle the thorny issues surrounding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The now 16-month-old health reform law looms large for public health and the goal of assuring a healthy nation.