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Public Health, Prevention, and Health Reform: Opportunities and Challenges

January 12, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeffrey Levi, PhD, discusses an approach to expanding the important and cost-effective work around prevention and expanding the role of public health in important health decisions.

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Chronic Disease

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

If public health acts strategically, health reform provides the opportunity to remake the public health system. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jeffrey Levi, PhD, discusses an approach to expanding the important and cost-effective work around prevention and expanding the role of public health in important health decisions. He also addresses the increased responsibility that comes with raised expectations about the capacity of the public health system and its ability to lower costs and deliver improved health outcomes.

Air date: January 12, 2010

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the public health and prevention provisions in the health reform legislation and compare and contrast the approaches taken in the House and Senate bills
  • Explain the new funding mechanisms likely to be in place to support prevention and public health
  • Identify the new responsibilities for public health and community agencies as a result of health reform
  • Define the policy challenges and opportunities associated with these changes

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Public health professionals outside of government; Academic researchers

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Chronic Disease

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Jeffrey Levi, PhD, is Executive Director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH), where he leads the organization's advocacy efforts on behalf of a modernized public health system. Dr. Levi oversees TFAH's work on a range of public health policy issues, including its annual reports assessing the nation's public health preparedness, investment in public health infrastructure, and response to chronic diseases such as obesity. Dr. Levi is also an Associate Professor at The George Washington University's Department of Health Policy, where his research has focused on HIV/AIDS, Medicaid, and integrating public health with the healthcare delivery system. He has also served as an associate editor of the American Journal of Public Health, and Deputy Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Dr. Levi received a BA from Oberlin College, an MA from Cornell University, and a PhD from The George Washington University.

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