- Subject index
Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing healthcare issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national healthcare system. The Guide highlights the decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to advancing the nation's healthcare policies. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of the U.S. healthcare system and policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer those policies, and the challenges of balancing the nation's healthcare needs with the rising costs of medical research, cost-effective treatment, ...
Part V: U.S. Response to Global Health Challenges (1980s–Today)
- Chapter 27: Continuing Challenges of Infectious Disease (1980s–Present) 395
- Chapter 28: Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism, Armed Conflict, Natural Disasters, and Other Public Health Threats (2000s–Present) 409
- Chapter 29: Twenty-First-Century Challenges to Health and Health Care: Noncommunicable Diseases, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights (2000s–Present) 421
- Chapter 30: The Governance of Population Health: Reflections on the Analytical Approaches of Contributors to the Guide 435