February 2012 Blog Posts (5)

IOM report subtext: Chronic diseases are here to stay so let's make the best of it

In January, the Institute of Medicine released the report Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action.  The report may strike some prevention zealots as a call to surrender in the battle to…


Added by Marisel Brown on February 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

PHI Urges Action to Protect Prevention and Public Health Fund

Unfortunately, Congressional proposals to gut the Prevention and Public Health Fund reemerged this morning. Congress is considering cutting the Prevention Fund by up to $5 billion over ten years to avoid massive cuts to Medicare physicians. As I said in my blog last December, when a similar proposal was on the table, this tactic is not only bad for…


Added by Mary Pittman on February 15, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

RAMP Digest -- 16 February 2012

16 February 2012

Funding Opportunities…


Added by Joel Ervice on February 15, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments

A Practical Guide to Population Health-Oriented Regional Transportation Planning


Transportation planning is increasingly being recognized as an important platform for population health improvement.  While air quality may be the first health issue to come to mind,  transporation planners and engineers influence how our communities are configured and determine the "walkability" & bike friendly nature of neighborhoods.   Transform and the…


Added by Marisel Brown on February 12, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Affordable Care Act is Creating an America “Built to Last”: PHI CEO Mary Pittman Responds to the President’s State of the Union Speech.

President Obama presented an inspiring vision for the future in his State of the Union speech: Our country will build a thriving and sustainable economy, give every American a fair shot at success, and use common sense regulations to protect citizens from the worst corporate abuses. Despite the lack of direct attention to health in this speech, I was reminded of the great strides that have already been made to achieve this vision because of the Affordable Care…


Added by Mary Pittman on February 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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