274740 Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call to Action

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Robert B. Wallace, MD, MSc , College of Public Health C21N GH, UIHC, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
This presentation will summarize a report from the Institute of Medicine, sponsored by CDC and the Arthritis Foundation, on the role of public health and public health agencies in promoting living well with chronic illness. Important issues covered include: assessing the evidence base for public health action; prioritizing the large number of chronic illnesses that could be targets of public health action; defining the potential roles of public health agencies in enhancing the lives of persons with chronic illness; creating more effective community-based surveillance programs to guide public health action; and improving the interface of public health programs with the health care system. Finally, policy approaches and challenges to moving public health forward in the control of chronic illness will be addressed.

Learning Areas:
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss and analyze the role of public health in chronic disease. Analyze and discuss the evidence, priorities, needed action to combat chronic disease. Define and discuss policy approaches and challenges regarding chronic disease control.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a long history of translating science into policy at the Institute of Medicine and elsewhere. I chaired the IOM Committee that generated the report on which this talk is based.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.