Public Health Works and the
Future of Public Health
Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
New York Academy of Medicine
As public health officials, how can we best address the needs of a growing population in an ever changing environment? Public health leaders are already involved in a wide array of health promotion, prevention and disease management programs from AIDS to zoonoses, anti- smoking and immunization campaigns , safe
food and water inspections, plus bioterrorism preparedness. But now, as we learn more about the social determinants of health: education, income, housing and transportation - we need to examine an even broader framework for public health action in our communities, large and small. In this program we'll discuss these new challenges for public health professionals.
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, a pediatrician, is President of the New York Academy of Medicine. She has a wide ranging history of involvement in promoting the public's health through her leadership of the New York City Health and Hospitals Coproration; her role as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the Clinton Administration and her
international health experience as member of the WHO Executive Board and work on global health systems and worforce.
Originally broadcast March 15, 2007
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in July, 2009 and renewed until July, 2010.
This Educational Activity is presented by the School of Public Health Continuing Education, which has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Associationís Council on Continuing Education, which is accredited by the American Nursesí Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.
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The School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for 1.0 Category One credits towards the AMA Physicianís Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.