142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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The Next Transformation in American Healthcare: Aligning Health and Healthcare

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion
In 1900, chronic disease accounted for 20% of all mortality. By 2000, this increased to 80%. We have seen a transition from predominantly biological, physiological, and microbial origins of disease to diseases caused by social and environmental conditions. As a result, clinicians can invest hours of treatment and test a variety of different pharmacological combinations with limited, if any, change in outcomes. Our traditional model of healthcare delivery doesn’t work anymore. It was designed to respond to acute illnesses like polio and typhoid; not to address causes of disease that occur far beyond the clinic walls. No amount of healthcare reform focusing on healthcare financing and organizational inefficiencies can fix the root problem in our healthcare system. With growing recognition that individual health is nearly inseparable from community health, a transformation of American healthcare is needed that recognizes this reality; that aligns clinical medicine and public health as partners in a collaborative effort to improve population health. Integrating the efforts of public health and clinical medicine will allow us to make the next vital transformation in healthcare to ensure that we have a system that acts upon the undeniable link between the individual and the community. The proposed session will discuss the role that philanthropy has in catalyzing this transformation. It will highlight national, state, and local projects that seek to encourage improved integration between public health and clinical medicine and the unique role philanthropic funding as a driver for change.
Session Objectives: 1. Attendees will be able to describe the benefit of primary care and public health integration. 2. Attendees will be able to explain key components of successful integration projects and the unique role of health philanthropy in those projects. 3. Attendees will be able to identify at least one tool that supports integration projects.
James Galloway, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA

Opening Remarks -- James Galloway
James Galloway, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA

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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Public Health Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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