Category Archive: Health Care Reform

CDC Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Talks with Guide team

Director Frieden talks about prevention Dr. Frieden met with members of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services during our February meeting in Atlanta last week. It’s been great to see the increased appreciation of evidence under Dr. Frieden’s leadership. Frieden knows firsthand from his work as Commissioner for Public… Read More

Requiem for health care reform?

Shock and dismay reverberated around the country last week as people took in the enormity of the impact of Martha Coakley’s Massachusetts loss. I remember sitting in my driveway very early Wednesday morning and thinking, “No way, Ted Kennedy’s seat, the year he died. It’s just not possible.” Well, it… Read More

Haiti, health reform and diversity

Haiti — a public health nightmare In the devastation of Haiti, what appears from the pictures and first person accounts, is hell on earth, a public health nightmare, a human tragedy. Yet, public health forces on the ground, along with our medical colleagues and search and rescue forces, will be… Read More

New Year’s blog

It’s been a very good year; it’s been an awful year.  Next year has to be better. It’s been a year of many contradictions; researchers, in general, have benefited from stimulus dollars. But declines in state funds have left many universities and the people who work for them suffering. Ours… Read More