"One Smart Upstream Investment"
Health isn’t just about health. Real improvements in the national health – the kind that increase our average lifespan, boost our prosperity, and maybe even bend the curve of escalating costs – depend on connecting a whole network of services and life influences. Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health and chair in the department of health system design and global health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and other experts share ideas to shape the future of national health. “When it comes to solving America’s toughest and most complex health challenges, we cannot only look to our own experience. We need to shift our mind-set and search globally, looking to other countries and societies for locally driven, practical solutions that have endured and spread. Americans are rightly proud of their record of health innovation, but resourceful people in poor, challenging settings have their own remarkable record. For example, we “discovered” community health centers in South Africa, and over the past 40 years, they have spread nationwide in a uniquely American form,” Dr. Singh shared.
- Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, Director, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Chair, Department of Health System Design and Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai