Comprehensive Primary Health Care: Blueprint for Resilient Health Systems
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Tune in to watch live on 9/22 at Noon EDT.
Do you know the difference between "comprehensive primary health care" and "primary care?" Join Dr. David Bishai and Dr. Meike Schleiff as they help us distinguish that difference, debunk a set of common myths related to how we can best improve our health, and cite examples of countries that improved health with comprehensive primary health care. Their discussion will also describe the potential for PHC to support the COVID-19 response and achievement of the SDGs.
Learn more by reading their book, Achieving Health for All: Primary Health Care in Action!
Dr. Bishai is a Professor in the Population, Family and Reproductive Health Department at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is an economist and physician and specializes on the intersection of public health and economic development. A noted teacher, he won the Golden Apple teaching award for online teaching on health systems. He received his MD from UC San Diego, followed by residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at UCLA and a PhD in health economics from the Wharton Business School.
Dr. Meike Schleiff (Bloomberg '13, '17) is an Assistant Scientist in the Health Systems program, International Health Department at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has worked extensively in community development planning, implementation, evaluation, and training in Haiti, Guyana, Uganda, India, and the Appalachian region in the USA. She teaches courses on primary health care, community health, and health equity at Johns Hopkins and with Last Mile Health. She holds a DrPH and an M.S.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a B.S. in Agriculture and Natural Resources from Berea College.