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IOM: Integrate primary care and public health

April 2, 2012
  TThe traditional separation between primary health care providers and public health professionals is impeding greater success in meeting their shared goal of promoting population health, according to a March 28 report by the Institute of Medicine.

The report recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration foster integration between primary care and public health through funding, policies and other means. For more information, go tohttp://www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Primary-Care-and-Public-Health.aspx.