The O’Neill Institute is pleased to join with Business for Impact at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Georgetown University’s Global Health Initiative for a conversation with Dr. Anand K. Parekh, chief medical advisor of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
In Prevention First, Anand K. Parekh, MD, MPH, argues that disease prevention must be our nation’s top health policy priority. Building a personal culture of prevention, he writes, is not enough; elected officials and policymakers must play a greater role in reducing preventable deaths. Drawing on his experiences as a clinician, public servant, and policy advisor, Dr. Parekh provides examples of prevention in action from across the country, giving readers a view into why prevention-first policies are important and how they can be accomplished. Throughout the book, he demonstrates that, in order to optimize health in America, we must leverage health insurance programs to promote disease prevention, expand primary care, attend to the social determinants of health, support making the healthier choice the easy choice for individuals, and increase public health investments.
Prevention First not only sounds the alarm about the terrible consequences of preventable disease but serves as a rallying cry that we can and must do better in this country to reduce preventable deaths.
- Regina LaBelle, Distinguished Scholar and Program Director, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
- Bill Novelli, Founder, Business for Impact, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
- Dr. Anand Parekh, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center