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Finally, Dr. Anderson noted, the PRC Program is actively seeking useful feedback. It is “creating an evaluation process, with help from a large independent consulting firm, [to] clarify how to judge the merit, worth, and significance” of the program. “We will use this information to improve our operations and to provide a basis for accountability. ” J. Michael McGinnis Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “My dominant impression of today’s session,” Dr. ” There is clearly the need for a “paradigm shift” in our understanding of the determinants of health and in the ways we act on them.

In addition, there is evidence of a new epidemic of obesity among youth. S. population regularly engages in light-to-moderate activity. So on balance, Dr. Chesney said, we know that “behavioral interventions can lead to improvements in health, but that these improvements need to be maintained over time and reach all ethnic, racial, social class, and gender groups. ” Dr. Chesney said she is optimistic that these challenges can be met, and the remainder of her talk largely addressed her four basic reasons: The first reason is that an important shift in the basic nature of interventions has been occurring and will likely last.

This will require an ambitious but attainable partnership of public health officials, researchers, and community members. Her hope, she said, is that “when I come here in 2010 and we talk about . . the objectives of Healthy People 2010, we can say that we have actually hit 100 percent” of those objectives. Why Exploiting This Knowledge Will Be Essential to Achieving Health Improvements in the 21st Century Raynard S. Kington National Institutes of Health Dr. S. population that is white and substantial increases in minority populations, particularly Hispanic and Asian.

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