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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 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown
Featured Speaker: John E. McDonough, DPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership
Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health
December 9, 2013 - On December 2, 2013 NYAM welcomed Dr. John E. McDonough, one of the leading experts on health care reform in the United States, to deliver the 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture at NYAM on “The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown.”
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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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