Public Health Works and the Future of Public Health
Originally broadcast March 15, 2007
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.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- List the broad determinants of health and their relative contribution to morbidity and mortality
- Describe a new framework for public health action at a facility, community and societal level
- Describe why there needs for political will to assure support for sustained public health success
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-106; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in May, 2011 and renewed until May, 2014.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.