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

  • Six Takeaways from the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    Aug 8, 2014

    No amount of research can save those who've already perished from Ebola in West Africa, but our capacity to learn from such tragedies is a silver lining that has historically enhanced global resilience to disease. With that in mind, here are six key lessons from the outbreak.

  • 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.

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