5 public health issues to watch for in 2017.

5 public health issues to watch for in 2017.

  As 2016 comes to a close, public healthcare is on the minds of many Americans.   Declining health in the elderly population, the rise in non-communicable diseases, and the need for more comprehensive maternal healthcare is leading to shortages in qualified public healthcare providers, funding, and resources.   As we move into 2017, we need to consider where to focus our efforts to provide measurable impact. Here are five major public health issues to watch for in 2017.   Non-communicable diseases take center stage.   According to the CDC, the leading cause of death among Americans is heart disease. In

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