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Boufford: We Can't Do It Alone

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Crain's Health Pulse, January 27, 2012

The state Department of Health's Public Health and Health Planning Council has the broad task of finding better and more efficient ways to improve the health of New Yorkers. At last week's committee meetings of the council, several members said that goal requires an all-encompassing view analogous to looking at New York from an airplane cruising at 35,000 feet.

Committee member Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford said she favored getting input from the state education and agriculture departments, and suggested joint meetings to address such public health topics as exercise and nutrition. Member Jeffrey Kraut said that suggestion made sense to him. "We might want to involve them in discussions" on such topics as making sure there are green markets in areas with less access to fresh produce, he said. But the group did not vote on any such proposals, and some members seemed reluctant to add to the committee's work.

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The 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View

The 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View

Featured Speaker: Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

November 19, 2012 - The NYAM Section on Health Care Delivery welcomes Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who will deliver the 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture on "The Affordable Care Act: An Insider's View."
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NYAM Report - Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective

The New York Academy of Medicine with support from the New York State Heath Foundation released a new report, Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective.

This report identifies opportunities that build on both the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and New York’s ongoing efforts toward improving the health of its 19 million residents.

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