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Reallocation of Health Dollars and New Sources of Funds Needed to Strengthen Nation's Public Health Capacity
Released: 4/10/2012

To improve America's lackluster performance on health outcomes compared with its peer nations and to maintain its international competitiveness, the United States needs to invest more in its chronically underfunded public health system and spend public health dollars more efficiently, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Funding Public Health: IOM Report Release April 10
Released: 4/5/2012

For the Public's Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, a new report by the Institute of Medicine, assesses the impact of fluctuations in public health funding and recommends innovative policies and mechanisms to ensure state and local public health departments receive adequate funds to meet the nation's health goals.

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Government Should Consider Public Health Implications Of All Major Legislation; Decades-Old Health Laws Need To Be Revised
Released: 6/21/2011

Because strong evidence indicates that policies beyond the health sector have substantial effects on people’s health, all levels of U.S. government should adopt a structured approach to considering the health effects of any major legislation or regulation, says a new report by the IOM.

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IOM Report Recommends Changes in How U.S. Tracks Health Trends And Measures Health Outcomes
Released: 12/8/2010

Social and environmental factors are the most powerful shapers of life expectancy and health-related quality of life, yet the United States lacks a cohesive national strategy and appropriate measurement tools to track and respond to these critical influences, says a new report from the IOM.

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