The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on U.S. Preparedness Resources and Programs: An Institute of Medicine Workshop

Date: Nov. 18-19, 2013
Staff: Jack Herrmann, Laura Hanen, Michelle Zamperetti, Roland Gamache
Members: Karen DeSalvo (New Orleans, LA), S. Atyia Martin (Boston, MA), Brandon Dean (Los Angeles, CA)

Highlights: This 2-day Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop brought together governmental and private sector leaders in healthcare and public health to discuss the opportunities for public health preparedness in the context of the roll out of the Affordable Care Act. Sessions addressed the changing healthcare delivery system and its implications for public health and healthcare preparedness; opportunities to expand partner and stakeholder involvement in preparedness initiatives; new and changing workforce development priorities; and how accessibility to new and existing data can strengthen preparedness. View the agenda, powerpoint presentations and soon to be released proceedings from the workshop on the IOM website.

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