Back to the Future: The IOM Report Reconsidered

Annas, George J.; Glantz, Leonard H.; Scotch, Norman A.
July 1991
American Journal of Public Health;Jul1991, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p935
Academic Journal
The author comments on a report titled "The Future of Public Health," issued by the Institute of Medicine in United States. Several topics discussed in the report have flaws that include listing AIDS as the first immediate crises, accomplishment of public health community in responding to AIDS crises and others. Moreover, shortcomings of the report include the belief that public health is a state and local concern, descriptive of current issues and others.


Related Articles

  • Rural—urban differences in health and health behaviour: A baseline description of a community health‐promotion programme for the elderly. Fogelholm, Mikael; Valve, Raisa; Absetz, Pilvikki; Heinonen, Heikki; Uutela, Antti; Patja, Kristiina; Karisto, Antti; Konttinen, Riikka; Mäkelä, Tiina; Nissinen, Aulikki; Jallinoja, Piia; Nummela, Olli; Talja, Martti // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Dec2006, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p632 

    Study objective: To (1) describe the setting and design of the Good Ageing in Lahti Region (GOAL) programme; (2) by using the baseline results of the GOAL cohort study, to examine whether living in urban, semi‐urban, or rural communities is related to risk factors for chronic diseases and...

  • Health For All: A Public Health Vision. McBeath, William H. // American Journal of Public Health;Dec1991, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p1560 

    The approach of a millennial passage invites public health to a review of past performance and a preview of future prospects toward assuring a healthy public. Since the 1974 Canadian Lalonde report, the best national plans for health progress have emphasized disease prevention and health...

  • Public health's Promise for the Future: 1989 Presidential Address. Shannon, Iris S. // American Journal of Public Health;Aug1990, Vol. 80 Issue 8, p909 

    Public health's promise for the future is inextricably related to efforts which maximize human potential and which realize the world's interdependence. Public health challenges are not only constant and complex but frequently surrounded by political activities. In this environment, the public...

  • Using Success Stories to Share Knowledge and Lessons Learned in Health Promotion. Lewis, Sonya D.; Johnson, Valerie R.; Farris, Rosanne P.; Will, Julie C. // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);Jun2004, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p616 

    Background: Compelling success stories, rich with details about real-life events and people, are a tool that health agencies can use to convey how their health promotion programs work, why they are successful, what lessons they have learned, and how others can launch similar programs. Success...

  • Evidence based health promotion: recollections, reflections, and reconsiderations. Tang, K. C.; Ehsani, J. P.; Mcqueen, D. V. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Nov2003, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p841 

    Improving the evidence base of health promotion is high on the agenda of the international health promotion community and it is becoming increasingly apparent that evidence is needed by practitioners for effective health promotion interventions. It is generally accepted that with quality...

  • Opportunities for Collaboration: Linking Public Health and Aging Services Networks. Palombo, Ruth; Alongi, Jeanne; Goldman, Allan; Greene, Rick; Lambert, Theresa; Smith, Suzanne // Generations;Summer2005, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p48 

    This article discusses the relationship between public health and aging services networks. The alignment and coordination of policy and practice of public health and aging services networks at national, state, and local levels can help create the conditions that encourage older adults to...

  • I. A DEPARTMENTAL VIEW. Weikel, Keith // American Journal of Public Health;Sep1971, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p1801 

    Evaluation of health programs is a basic need if their impact is to be determined and to make sound decisions for future action. The papers presented in this group on evaluation deal with the problem from different viewpoints: from that of the executive branch, from the legislative angle, in...

  • 2Spirits: providing a multi-generational, culturally competent approach to health promotion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Mooney, Brett; Sariago, Phillip // HIV Australia;Dec2015, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p34 

    The article focuses on 2Spirits program, which was formed by the Queensland AIDS Council to promote health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia. Topics discussed include the competent approach to health promotion under the 2Spirits program, its health promotion...

  • …and it's time to eat healthier in New York….  // Modern Healthcare;1/12/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p36 

    The article deals with the decision of New York to revamp the offerings in its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to meet new federal guidelines. The goal is upping the fiber quotient, lowering the fat and offering more fresh produce to the more than half-million New Yorkers enrolled in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics