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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2011

For the Public’s Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges

Description of Resource: 
At the request of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Institute of Medicine reviewed how statutes and regulations prevent injury and disease, save lives, and improve the health of the population. This report is part of a 3-part series requested by RWJF to address major topics in public health. Collectively, the series offers guideposts on the journey to becoming a healthier Nation.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Institute of Medicine
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Tobacco Use
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Citation: 
Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. For the Public’s Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges [Internet]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011 Jun 21 [cited 2013 Jan 17]. Available from: http://www.nationalacademies.org/HMD/Reports/2011/For-the-Publics-Health-Revitalizing-Law-and-Policy-to-Meet-New-Challenges.aspx