Saturday, March 28, 2009

Prevention Matters, Show #6 - Tobacco Cessation as a Bottom-Line Booster

This podcast features an interview with Danny McGoldrick, Vice President for Research at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. His organization recently teamed up with Partnership for Prevention and the United Health Foundation to launch an initiative aimed at American businesses. At a time of deep economic decline, this team is working to show businesses some proven ways to improve their bottom lines – by adopting tobacco-free policies in the workplace and by supporting tobacco-free policies in their communities. Listen by clicking on the media player below.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Prevention Matters Show #5 - The Appropriate Use of Aspirin

Aspirin not only relieves aches and pains, but it can also help prevent heart attacks and strokes. There is some confusion over exactly who should use aspirin to help their hearts and how they should use it. The U.S. Task Force for Clinical Preventive Services has issued new recommendations to help doctors and consumers. Discussing these recommendations is Dr. Nieca Goldberg, associate professor of medicine at New York University and a member of Partnership for Prevention's Task Force for Appropriate Aspirin Use. Click on the media player directly below to listen to the podcast.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Prevention Matters, Show #4 - The Stimulus Bill and Prevention

The recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes substantial funding for health and public health. Among other things, it provides $650 million to be spent on wellness and prevention activities, $500 million for health and public health manpower, and $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research. The challenge for policy makers is now to determine how to make the best use of these dollars. That is the topic of our discussion today, in which Partnership for Prevention Interim President Corinne G. Husten, MD, MPH talks with Dr. Jonathan Fielding and Dr. Michael McGinnis. Dr. Fielding is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and chairs the United States Task Force on Community Preventive Services, and he is also Chairman of the Board of Partnership for Prevention. Dr. McGinnis is a senior scholar at the Institute of Medicine and the founder of the Healthy People national health objectives movement. Listen by clicking on the player below.