The Institute of Medicine provides a helpful way of understanding the role of doctor-patient relationships in maintaining or restoring our health. The national health policy support for this relationship has a foundation in Obamacare. And demonstrates how non-partisan this new law is and how much it reflects our values as Americans.
A new video from the IOM describes the clear need for better integration of primary care and public health. Based on the recent IOM report Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health, the video offers concrete examples to show how primary care and public health can work together to improve health. It is available online or can be downloaded as slides.