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AT A TIME OF TIGHT BUDGETS, SHORT-SIGHTED POLITICAL AND FISCAL LEADERS EVEN HERE IN OUR BLUE STATE, MAKING AND IMPLEMENTING LAWS THAT REALLY IMPROVE ACCESS TO AND EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS A REAL CHALLENGE. FORTUNATELY, ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE ARE INNOVATIVE IDEAS BEING PUT FORWARD AND WORKED ON AND AVAILABLE TO ALL TO LEARN.
WHAT IS OUR PLAN IN CT, AND ARE OUR LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR REALLY ON BOARD? IS THE BUDGET COMPREHENSIVE AND ARE WE LOOKING AT THE LONGER TERM? WE MUST KEEP IN MIND THAT HEALTH CARE IS AT THE ROOT, THE VERY FOUNDATION OF OUR WELL-BEING. PUBLIC HEALTH AFFECTS A GREAT DEAL MORE THAN OUR VISITS TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, FACILITIES AND SERVICES.
Critical Opportunities: Making the Case for Laws that Improve Publi...
A highlight of last week’s Public Health Systems Research Interest Group meeting, which followed the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, was a “Critical Opportunities” reception during which several presenters pitched their ideas for a law that could be used to improve or solve critical public health issues. The presenters were timed, given only five minutes to share the background of the issue to be addressed, their idea for the law, evidence that it could work and the feasibility of implementing the change.
Attendees were encouraged to vote on their favorite to see which Critical Opportunity ranked highest–see below for the results!
This was the second such event since this year’s debut of Critical Opportunities for Public Health Law, an initiative of the Public Health Law Research Program (PHLR), a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program at Temple University. The goal is to make the case for laws that can improve current critical public health needs by: