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

  • 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.

  • Ebola Outbreak: Putting the Public Back in Public Health

    Oct 9, 2014

    Medical and public health systems are crucial to controlling the transmission of Ebola and treating patients. But the public's role in becoming aware and engaged, both in West Africa and the United States, cannot be overstated.

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