Innovation in Public Health

NEHI research and analysis promotes the adoption of evidence-based policy and practices for health promotion, the prevention of chronic disease and reducing health risks. Prior NEHI projects have focused on the unique social, political and business challenges of sustaining effective, multi-factor strategies that improve health at the local and regional level. Current NEHI projects focus on identifying potential policy solutions to expand access to adult vaccinations, and raising awareness for new treatment choices for diabetes care that target glycemic control, reduce cardiovascular disease risks and promote weight control.

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  • Themes Health Behaviors Healthcare Spending Innovation in Public Health
    Publication Date: June 30, 2009

    Healthy People in a Healthy Economy: A Blueprint for Action in Massachusetts

    The Boston Paradox report, published in 2007 by NEHI and the Boston Foundation, demonstrated that Massachusetts has plenty of health care but not enough health. The economic recession has only put challenges related to unhealthy behaviors - and resulting chronic illness - into starker relief. Healthy People in a Healthy Economy offers a blueprint for action that will help connect the missing links between health, healthy behaviors and a healthy economy.
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  • Themes Health Behaviors Healthcare Spending Innovation in Public Health
    Publication Date: June 1, 2007

    The Boston Paradox: Lots of Health Care, Not Enough Health

    Health care resources are being devoted to treatment -- and not prevention -- of chronic disease, which is impacting economic competitiveness.
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  • Themes Evidence-based Medicine Innovation in Public Health Patient Engagement
    Publication Date: August 29, 2006

    Challenges in Vaccine Policy: A Case Study of the HPV Vaccine

    The HPV vaccine's immense promise in preventing cervical cancer -- and the barriers to its widespread adoption -- make it an ideal vehicle for implementing important improvements to the U.S. immunization system.
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