Online Program

International competitiveness: How failing to close the health gap with other nations will jeopardize the nation’s future

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Steven Woolf, MD, VCU Center on Human Needs, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
The United States lags other developed in nations in virtually all measures of health, the level of disparities, and the underlying determinants of health. These take their toll on the health of the nation, but also the nation's ability to compete economically.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Explain the imperativeness for addressing the underlying determinants of health to maintain our international competitiveness.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I chaired the IOM Committee on US Health in International Perspective, direct the Center for Human Needs, and have been committed to these issues for many years. I have authored more than 120 articles and two books, as well as consult with government agencies and professional organizations on health policy, critical appraisal of evidence and matters related to preventive medicine.
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.