Public Health

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Public health considers health issues from the perspective of the population rather than the individual. RAND Health conducts research on many public health issues, including:

  • disaster preparedness and recovery
  • surveillance, prevention, and management of infectious disease outbreaks
  • screening for and prevention of chronic diseases
  • strengthening the public health infrastructure.

From the RAND Blog

  • CVS and the Effect of In-Store Tobacco Displays on Smokers

    Feb 6, 2014

    CVS Caremark will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores beginning Oct. 1. Though it stands to lose $2 billion dollars in annual revenue, CVS CEO Larry J. Merlo said that selling tobacco products is at odds with the company's mission of improving health outcomes.

  • Michelle Obama Shouldn't Be the Only One Fighting Obesity

    Jan 16, 2014

    To identify the policies that will make a big fat dent in obesity rates, we first need an accurate diagnosis: Americans are overweight and obese because they are inundated with too much food. The use of impulse marketing strategies has skyrocketed, with invitations to indulge at every turn.

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