26th Annual Dr. Raymond C. Grandon Lecture: Vital Directions for Health and Healthcare for the Nation
- Assess the current state of health and healthcare in the United States (US)
- Discuss the key directions for US healthcare reform
- Examine the strategic action priorities and essential infrastructure needs to achieve a health system that performs optimally in promoting, protecting, and restoring the health of individuals and populations
Health care today is marked by structural inefficiencies, unprecedented costs, and fragmented care delivery, all of which place increasing pressure and burden on individuals and families, providers, businesses, and entire communities. The consequent health shortfalls are experienced across whole populations, but disproportionately impact our most vulnerable citizens due to their complex health and social circumstances.
The United States is poised at a critical juncture in health and health care. Powerful new insights are emerging on the potential of disease and disability, but the translation of that knowledge to action will have relatively limited impact on the overall health of the population without attention to broader challenges and opportunities.
Vital Directions offers a practical framework of achievable priorities that will advance health, health care and scientific progress. The ideas presented not only directly address the issues of cost and improved outcomes, but they build on interests around which there is considerable support. These are vital directions for every American.
Recommended CitationDzau, MD, Victor J., "26th Annual Dr. Raymond C. Grandon Lecture: Vital Directions for Health and Healthcare for the Nation" (2018). Raymond C. Grandon Lecture. Presentation 3.