Missing in Action

The Public Health Voice in Policy Debates

Published in: Journal of Public Health Management Practice, v. 7, no. 3, Editorial, May 2001, p. ix-x

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2001

by Peter Jacobson, Jeffrey Wasserman

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The authors describe some of their case studies conducted across two public health domains, tobacco control and youth violence prevention, and discuss some findings in common that could serve as lessons to why the public voice, which is critical in facilitating public health outcomes, appears to be absent in state-level policy-making debates.

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