Tag Archives: Prevention

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter

In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.

February 21, 2017

How Can The Government Improve Prevention Programs In The Workplace?

In a bipartisan manner, the federal government can play a significant role to engage the business community in building and sustaining workplace health promotion programs that work by improving employee health, reducing unnecessary spending on health care, and raising worker productivity.

September 2, 2016

Who’s Funding Mental Health Research Worldwide?

RAND Europe has released a new report on global mental health research funding. The authors have used a "bottom-up" approach that looks at funding acknowledgments by researchers in papers published between 2009 and 2014. The authors analyzed nearly 230,000 papers.

August 16, 2016

No Room For Prevention: The Unintended Consequence Of Mental Health Stigma Reduction Efforts

Public education and stigma reduction campaigns have been a major strategy in responding to countless studies on the negative impact of mental health stigma. But like all things public health, this does not occur without some controversy and unintended consequence.

June 30, 2016

What Is The Private Sector Doing To Help Fight Zika?

Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, is quoted in this post as saying that everyone—"leaders in both the public and private sectors"—must ensure that "we mount a robust and comprehensive response" to the Zika virus here in the United States.

June 23, 2016

Making The Business Case For Investing In Community Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to fund research on how to make the business case for improving community health. The deadline for proposals is June 14! How might such an investment contribute to an employer's economic success, brand, and reputation?

June 2, 2016

On Zika Preparedness And Response, The US Gets A Failing Grade

Congress has thus far refused to pass President Obama’s supplemental $1.86 billion funding request to buttress Zika preparedness. It is one thing to fail to prepare for an emerging infectious disease if the risks are uncertain. But it is quite another to fail to act when the facts are clear.

April 28, 2016

Increasing Access To Dental Care For Seniors To Improve Overall Health

A foundation, soon to open a Senior Dental Center, is also exploring which are the appropriate payment and reimbursement models to tackle the cost and access barriers preventing seniors from receiving proper oral health care.

April 26, 2016

Raising The Age Of Purchase For Tobacco Products: Lessons Learned from Tobacco21

Local governments are getting on board with a strategy to reduce youth smoking in the Greater Kansas City Area. The authors suggest including the business community in such efforts.

March 31, 2016

Tamiflu For All? Evidence Of Morbidity In CDC’s Antiviral Guidelines

The CDC is one of the nation’s most powerful voices when it comes to public health recommendations. Unfortunately, its advice on Tamiflu is neither scientifically sound or independently derived. Here we explain why -- and offer suggestions for what to do about it.

March 31, 2016