"The Nation has lost sight of its public health goals and has allowed the system of public health to fall into 'disarray'," from The Future of Public Health. This startling book contains proposals for ensuring that public health service programs are efficient and effective enough to deal not only with the topics of today, but also with those of tomorrow. In addition, the authors make recommendations for core functions in public health assessment, policy development, and service assurances, and identify the level of government—federal, state, and local—at which these functions would best be handled.
Institute of Medicine. 1988. The Future of Public Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/1091.
|Summary and Recommendations||1-18|
|1. The Disarray of Public Health: A Threat to the Health of the Public||19-34|
|2. A Vision of Public Health in America: An Attainable Ideal||35-55|
|3. A History of the Public Health System||56-72|
|4. An Assessment of the Current Public Health System: A Shattered Vision||73-106|
|5. Public Health As A Problem-Solving Activity: Barriers to Effective Action||107-137|
|6. Conclusions and Recommendations||138-159|
|Appendix A: A Summary of the Public Health System in the United States||163-202|
|Appendix B: Biographies of Committee Members||203-210|
|Appendix C: Model Standards||211-212|
|Appendix D: Site Visits: Site Selection and Methodology||213-216|
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