Today’s public health system addresses an array of challenges, including chronic diseases, mental health, substance abuse, traumatic injuries, environmental and occupational health, and bioterrorism. This supplement, based on a symposium at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, features national experts in public health who contend that increased life expectancy is leading us to a convergence of scientific, demographic, and economic forces that could lead public health to preempt clinical medicine as the primary focus of American health care.
Public Health: Community and a Shared Future
Which Road Will Public Health Take?
Funding and the Mechanisms of Change
Preventive Care: The First Step
Panel Discussion: Keeping Americans Healthy and Safe