June 20, 2011 | Research Brief
Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg is a professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Dr. Kenneth Olden is dean of the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. The essay, Getting Serious About the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, is published in this month’s Preventing Chronic Disease.
Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 marks an important step toward making health care available to all Americans. However, implementation of the legislation over the next decade faces organizational, political, and economic challenges (1). One of the surest ways to maximize the chances for health care reform to achieve its aims is to reduce the burden of chronic disease on the nation’s health care system. Read the rest of the essay here: