Planning for Public Health Stresses

Planning for Public Health Stresses

Resilient Cities 09: Planning for Public Health Stresses

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

resilient-cities-09-planning-for-public-health-stresses-title-slideThe United States is a leading country in healthcare spending, but lacks quality. According to many health organizations’ rankings, the US does not rank high compared other countries who spend less on healthcare. Various factors such as demographics and diet affect rankings, however, healthcare quality plays a big role. To address this issue, President Obama has adopted healthcare plans from more successful countries and passed the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). However, is our healthcare system ready to withstand spikes in demand due to climate change impacts on public health?