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

  • FDA's New Tobacco Rules Go Far Enough—For Now

    Jun 12, 2014

    At this point, asking the FDA to restrict marketing or to ban flavored products would be premature. The base of scientific evidence is growing, particularly with e-cigarettes, but it doesn't support additional regulatory action beyond what the FDA has already proposed.

  • An Outbreak of Outbreaks

    Jun 11, 2014

    Lately, stories about outbreaks seem to be spreading faster than the diseases themselves. An outbreak of measles in Ohio is just part of an 18-year high of U.S. cases. Meanwhile, polio continues to circulate in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, while spreading to other countries.

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