On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the importance of social services to public health.
The US spends more per person on medical care than any other country, and still ranks poorly compared with other nations in indicators of mortality and life expectancy. But the US is not a big per-capita spender on social benefits – and those countries that are, but spend less on healthcare, generally have better health. How could rebuilding our social compact heal us?
Dr. Tony Iton, senior vice president for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, former director for the Alameda County Public Health Department
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