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Non-CME Public Health Infrastructure: health care trends
The health of Americans has improved dramatically over the past few decades; however, the recent recession and sequestration mandates, which began in March of 2013, resulted in significant budget cuts to the funding of the public health infrastructure. Public health infrastructure: Health care trends addresses the most important public health infrastructure trends affecting patients and physicians today and those that are expected to have a significant impact in the future. This report by the AMA’s Council on Long Range Planning and Development analyzes data on the public health infrastructure, the public health work force, health inequities, obesity, tobacco, infectious diseases and injury to formulate predicted impacts of these trends for patients and physicians. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Victoria Elliott at victoria.elliott@ama-assn.org.
Public Health Infrastructure: health care trends
Release Date: October 15, 2013
End Date: October 15, 2016


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe two factors that challenge the public health system. 
  2. Identify one example of a health inequity.
  3. Identify the trends associated with obesity, tobacco use, infectious disease and injury.
  4. Describe three predicted impacts of public health infrastructure trends for patients and physicians.

 
Target Audience

The primary audience for Health Care Trends is physicians and medical students; however, the resource is also accessed by patients, researchers, educators, strategists, policymakers, health insurers, employers and others.

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Council on Long Range Planning and Development
The Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD) has a key role in identifying and making  recommendations regarding important strategic issues and directions related to the AMA’s vision, goals and priorities.

Marilyn Laughead, MD, Chair (AZ)
Clifford K. Moy, MD, Vice Chair (TX)
H. Hugh Vincent, MD, Immediate Past Chair (CA)
James A. Goodyear, MD, Member (PA)
Mary T. Herald, MD, Member (NJ)
Alfred Herzog, MD, Member (CT)
Glenn Loomis, MD, Member (KY)
Gamini Soori, MD, MBA, Member (NE)
Alik Widge, MD, PhD, Resident Member (MA)
Douglas Phelan, Medical Student Member (PA) 

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Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Victoria Elliott at victoria.elliott@ama-assn.org.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

 


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