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Investing in Health: Is Basic Education Better than Medicine?. Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH State Health Officer Washington State Department of Health December 11, 2007. We Know What Determines Health. Institute of Medicine 2001. National Research Council 2001.
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Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH
State Health Officer
Washington State Department of Health
December 11, 2007
Institute of Medicine 2001
National Research Council 2001
National Institutes for Health 2000
Institute of Medicine 2000
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Washington State, 1997-1999
SOURCE: The Health of Washington State, 2002
Source: Swanson CB A statistical portrait of public high school graduation, class of 2001. Washington DC: The Urban Institute; 2004
a Rate based on estimates that cover between 50% and 75% of the student population.
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Social conditions that affect health are amenable to population-based interventions that improve community health outcomes.
Child development programs (Head Start, Healthy Start, etc.).
Adequate public investment in education.
“Living wages” to move working families above poverty.
Access to quality health care for all ages.
Mixed income neighborhoods to decrease segregation by SES.
Programs to reintegrate stigmatized populations.
Parenting classes in schools, churches, health agencies, etc.
Neighborhood schools as site of numerous community support programs.
Family-focused, one-stop health and human services centers .
Adequate health benefits with employment.
The Guide to Community Preventive Services. “Interventions in the Social Environment to Improve Community Health: A Systematic Review”AJPM April 2003
Source: McGinnis, et. al, 2002
What Influences Our Health
Investments in Health are Education Investments”
Child & Adolescent Academic Achievement
Child & Adolescent Health Status or Behaviors