Beyond the Affordable Care Act: achieving real improvements in Americans' health.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Improved access to health care is essential if we are to fill the striking gaps between how healthy Americans are and how healthy they could be. But access alone is not enough. Health and longevity are also profoundly influenced by where and how Americans live, learn, work, and play. Recognizing this, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America has identified concrete, feasible actions outside of medical care that constitute an urgent agenda for improving America's health. These recommendations require action at all levels of society to promote development and health in childhood, good nutrition, and communities conducive to good health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, DR; McClellan, MB; Rivlin, AM

Published Date

  • August 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1481 - 1488

PubMed ID

  • 20679651

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1544-5208

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-2715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1377/hlthaff.2010.0071

Language

  • eng