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Introduction

Beyond Health Insurance: Public Policy to Improve Health

ISBN: 978-1-84855-180-0, eISBN: 978-1-84855-181-7

ISSN: 0731-2199

Publication date: 13 October 2008

Abstract

Kevin Fiscella notes that, to date, progress in eliminating racial disparities has been slow. He calls for a comprehensive approach that goes beyond the narrow focus of current policy. Given the association between education and health, he advocates greater investments in early childhood education. In light of its broad geographic and demographic reach and role in preventing or delaying the onset of chronic disease, he also proposes to strengthen the delivery of primary care through the network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs).

Citation

Helmchen, L., Kaestner, R. and Lo Sasso, A. (2008), "Introduction", Helmchen, L., Kaestner, R. and Lo Sasso, A. (Ed.) Beyond Health Insurance: Public Policy to Improve Health (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. ix-xii. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0731-2199(08)19010-0

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