Public Health refers to policy and strategies that improve population health and quality of life through the prevention and treatment of disease, and other physical and mental health conditions. Public health addresses the non-medical determinants of health—including socioeconomic status, employment, education, physical environment, and access to safe, affordable housing— and the promotion of healthy behaviors.
REUTERS/Sergio Perez -A health worker pretends to be a doctor using a stethoscope on a patient during a protest against the local government's plans to cut public healthcare spending outside Infanta Leonor hospital in Madrid May 7, 2013.
Is public health care spending needed for better health outcomes?
March 10, 2015, Jeffrey Hammer
Jeffrey Hammer responds to last week’s Future Development posts from Homi Kharas and John McArthur asserting that public health care spending is necessary to improve health outcomes.
U.S. Economic Performance
Presentation | Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
February 20, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Paper | The Lancet
February 18, 2015, Corinna Hawkes, Trenton G. Smith, Jo Jewell, Jane Wardle, Ross A. Hammond, Sharon Friel, et al.
February 6, 2015, Kavita Patel and Rio I. Hart
October 20, 2014, Mark B. McClellan
October 16, 2014
Opinion | U.S. News & World Report
September 29, 2014, Alice M. Rivlin
September 22, 2014
Article | Healthcare
July 5, 2014, Darshak Sanghavi, Kate Samuels, Meaghan George, Kavita Patel, Sarah Bleiberg, Frank McStay, et al.
June 26, 2014, Nicole E. Negowetti
June 24, 2014, Gregory W. Daniel, Ahimsa Govender and Derek Griffing
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Ross A. Hammond
Director, Center on Social Dynamics and Policy
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Managing Director of Clinical Transformation, Center for Health Policy
Fellow, Economic Studies
Gregory W. Daniel
Managing Director for Evidence Development & Innovation, Center for Health Policy
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