3359.0 Public Health Perspectives on Health Reform

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
The need to reform health in the United States is clear, yet how to achieve meaningful reform that results in improved access and quality and decreased cost is mired in considerable debate and contention. This session discusses efforts in the state of Tennessee to move from an illness orientation to a focus on health and prevention. Discussants will comment on health reform efforts in other parts of the country and lead a discussion on health reform efforts at local, state, or federal levels.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe three examples of public health components of a transformed health system. 2. Discuss two public health prevention strategies implemented at the state level to improve the population's health. 3. Describe the status of health reform efforts in Tennessee.
Margaret Beaman, PhD, RN
Paul Jarris, MD and Mary Lou Hennrich, RN, MSN

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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