The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
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When the nation’s health burden was principally infectious diseases, separation of services between public health and primary care developed. Services among these two important sectors were not coordinated. Recent efforts to shift the focus in the health system from clinical care (taking care of sick patients) to disease prevention and management (keeping people from becoming sick or sicker) requires all health care providers, including clinical primary care and public health, to coordinate their services. According to the Institute of Medicine, better integration of primary care and public health could enhance both sectors’ capacity and efficiency. The goal of this integration is to achieve substantial, lasting improvement in people’s health and to help shift the health care cost curve, thus saving the system money. For example, public health-driven healthy eating and exercise programs may prevent a person from developing type 2 diabetes, but once a person is diabetic he or she needs both public health and primary clinical services to prevent further complications.
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