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

  • Ebola Shows America Needs Better Disaster Preparedness

    Nov 7, 2014

    Crafting an effective, whole-community strategy to respond to Ebola could stop the spread of the disease now and lay groundwork for responses to future outbreaks and other emergencies. In the long run, this could make public preparedness and resilience valuable assets for the U.S.

  • Declaring War on Ebola

    Oct 10, 2014

    Operation United Assistance, which includes the deployment of 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to respond to the Ebola crisis, is a welcome recognition of the range of missions the military is increasingly able to tackle, particularly in disaster-management assistance.

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