Health of the Public: The Academic Response

Health of the Public Mission Statement Working Group

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Abstract

Aging of the population, increasing prevalence of chronic and disabling illnesses with multiple social and behavioral risk factors, concern about quality of care, and escalating costs of medical care require fundamental changes in the way that academic health centers discharge their mission. This article describes a newly developed “Mission Statement” for academic health centers that wish to contribute positively to the health of the populations that they serve. A shift toward addressing the needs of the public may produce increasing institutional strength, long-run stability, and enhanced productivity, as well as higher quality, more cost-effective care for patients. Seventeen centers in the Health of the Public Program are currently conducting activities that implement the described mission elements. The goals and objectives described herein create a foundation for change, with more balanced institutional goals, and could turn an emerging confrontation between academe and its public into an opportunity for both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2497-2502
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume267
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Health of the Public : The Academic Response. / Health of the Public Mission Statement Working Group.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 267, No. 18, 13.05.1992, p. 2497-2502.

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Health of the Public Mission Statement Working Group 1992, 'Health of the Public: The Academic Response', Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 267, no. 18, pp. 2497-2502. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1992.03480180083034
Health of the Public Mission Statement Working Group. / Health of the Public : The Academic Response. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1992 ; Vol. 267, No. 18. pp. 2497-2502.
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