Daunting public health challenges at home and around the world also represent enormous opportunities: So much of what leads to poor health and premature death can be prevented through evidence-based public health policies and programs.
PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS KNOW WHAT IT TAKES to effect positive change, but the high rates of preventable diseases and persistence of health inequities, among other public health concerns, signal that much remains to be done.
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s detailed surveys of the health status and coverage of California’s diverse population make it an indispensable resource. The accessibility of the center’s findings and analyses ensures maximum impact.
Whether he’s helping to set public health priorities for the nation, bringing attention to public health issues through a monthly column or mentoring future public health leaders, Jonathan Fielding aims to make a difference.