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Managed Care and Public Health
Journal of Public Health Management Practice (1998)
  • F. Douglas Scutchfield, University of Kentucky
  • Jeffrey R. Harris, Centers for Disease Control
  • Jeffrey P. Koplan
  • David M. Lawrence
  • Randolph L. Gordon, Virginia Department of Health
  • Tida Violant, San Diego State University
Abstract

Both public health and managed care organizations share an interest in ensuring the health status of a defined population. We explore the existing and potential relationships between managed care organizations and public health in several major public health areas, specifically clinical preventive services, prevention-oriented social and political policies, and core public health functions. The latter include health information, health education, personal health services provision, work force and research, community partnerships, and evaluation of health care. We believe there is much potential to improve the population's health through the collaboration of these two sectors of the health care system.

Keywords
  • collaboration,
  • health education,
  • integration,
  • managed care,
  • managed care organizations,
  • public health agencies,
  • public health function
Publication Date
January, 1998
Publisher Statement
© 1998 Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Citation Information
F. Douglas Scutchfield, Jeffrey R. Harris, Jeffrey P. Koplan, David M. Lawrence, et al.. "Managed Care and Public Health" Journal of Public Health Management Practice Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/f_douglas_scutchfield/69/