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A 21st Century Roadmap for Advancing America's Health: The Path from Peril to Progress


The Commission on U.S. Federal Leadership in Health and Medicine's second report, A 21st Century Roadmap for Advancing America's Health: The Path from Peril to Progress (May 2010) marks the passage of recent landmark health reform legislation and proposes a series of recommendations to make America the healthiest nation in the world.  The Commission’s recommendations reach beyond health insurance reform to address four pillars of a 21st century health care system for our nation, which include investing in research, strengthening public health and prevention, re-engineering the delivery system, and promoting global health. The report builds on actions proposed in the Commission's first report, New Horizons for A Healthy America.

Co-chaired by Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, Director of CSPC’s Health and Medicine Program, and Denis Cortese, MD, Emeritus President and CEO of Mayo Clinic and Director of the Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program at Arizona State University, the Commission’s membership is comprised of health leaders from government and the private sector including Nobel laureates, former Cabinet secretaries, NIH Directors, and leading members of the health policy community, academia, research, and media. Many of the Commission's recommendations from its reports have been addressed in  health reform legislation and in new Administration initiatives. A 21st Century Roadmap for Advancing America's Healthprovides a bold, integrated, and comprehensive vision for innovative strategies to put health back into our nation's health care system.

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