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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, ...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Anticipatory Action in the Face of Uncertainty (1946–Present)
The centers for disease control and prevention: Anticipatory action in the face of uncertainty (1946–present)
Rob A.DeLeo

The U.S. system of government is often described as a reactive sequence wherein policymakers respond to existing and manifest social ills. Powerful incentive structures exist for fixing problems, as voters reward candidates and leaders for treating problems, not preventing them. However, in the public health arena, success is achieved not by purely reacting to current conditions and problems, but by anticipating, preparing for, and ideally preventing emerging and existing health threats. As the nation's premier public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is acutely aware of the inherent difficulties associated with ...

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