Divided We Stand
To a great degree government is a reflection of society, and of our values and aspirations for society. This is particularly true of democracy, which, if it's to work, must be participatory.
In our ongoing debate about the role of government in public health—and of public health in government—some topics generate a lot of fire.
Even after the Supreme Court voted in June 2012 to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the national debate over health reform seems locked in a stalemate. Is there a way forward?
A new report from the Institute of Medicine calls for a radical transformation of the entire U.S. public health system. Is anyone listening?
For the past two years, I've been working at the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington, D.C., helping director Robert Groves set up a new research directorate.