Public Health Crusade - 04/26/2018
In the crusade to improve immunization rates, reduce obesity's health burden, prevent HIV, and tackle a whole host of crucial public health concerns, research shows certain evidence-based strategies can make a big impact in a short time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refers to such areas of public health as "winnable battles." Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner David Lakey, MD, named other public health priorities that don't match the CDC's winnable battles. They include the DSHS Expanded Primary Health Care Program, birth outcomes, mental health, and substance use disorders.