Public Health Foundation Supports IOM Report Findings
In response to the newly released Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) has reaffirm its commitment to help build a more effective and accountable public health system.
The IOM's 2002 report notes that progress has been made in several areas of public health, including defining and gaining broad consensus regarding the ten essential public health services and development of a national plan to strengthen the nation's public health infrastructure. The report specifically recommends that the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice continue its efforts to promote core competencies for public health professionals, and develop a public health research agenda.
The complete IOM Report can be accessed online at www.nap.edu/books/0309086221/html.