Smoking cessation, weight loss, diabetes education and nutrition programs: do these things actually have a place in the reform lawmakers are working on? Health Promotion Advocates say yes. And they’re working hard to lobby Congress to say the same.
Meanwhile in Oregon, lawmakers just passed a bill to create a new state agency to coordinate healthcare reform efforts here. What role will health promotion and disease prevention have in their planning? What exactly does health promotion mean? And what programs actually work?
Are you involved in a public health effort to promote healthy living? Have you participated in such a program? What role do you think health promotion has in the future of healthcare reform?
- Dr. Bruce Goldberg: Director, Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority
- Michael O’Donnell: Chairman, Health Promotion Advocates
- David Rebanal: Program Manager, NW Health Foundation
- John McConnell: Health Economist, Oregon Health and Science University