Improving the Health of Populations through Science and Innovation
Population health science requires scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds to combine their knowledge and expertise to answer questions that individual disciplines alone cannot. The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) was founded to bring them all together. Learn More | Donate | Join
How do we improve health and reduce health disparities?
The odds of a long and healthy life are unequal in America. In 2010, life expectancy for women living in Marin County, California was 85 years. For women from Perry, Kentucky, it was 73 – a full 12 years less. The odds of premature death, disability, and disease are greater for Americans who are poor or black or American Indian. Even the best off Americans, however, fare worse on some health outcomes than their European counterparts.
Can we do better? The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) believes we can.
Kristin Harper reviews A Fraught Embrace: The Romance & Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa. Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins provide a scathing, often funny, and always compassionate look at donor-sponsored AIDS prevention programs in Malawi.
Substance use and SBIRT in high schools, in low income populations, and barriers in value-based reimbursement. Dr. Julie Maslowsky reports from the Improving Population Health Conference in Austin, Texas, October 2-4, 2017.