Comparing The Flexner Report And The Welch-Rose Report

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The Flexner Report and The Welch-Rose Report
The impact of health status and healthcare quality in a nation is important because health is rooted in everyday life. Many people’s desires and goals can only be met if they are physically and mentally well. Focusing on eliminating the barriers to health improves the quality of life and allow people to focus on what it is important to them. Medical advancements have led to the cure of diseases, delayed mortality, and improve the quality of lives in America. All these achievements could not have been made without the interdisciplinary work of the healthcare industry.
The impact of healthcare in America would not be what it is without looking at its history and how evolved over time. In the early
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According to Elizabeth (2008) the leaders of the Rockefeller philanthropies were working on the hookworm eradication campaign in the southern United States. While conducting the campaign they realized that the doctors and officers did a poor job eradicating the hookworm. The architect and organizer of the Rockefeller Sanitation Commission, Wickliffe Rose, realized then that it was necessary to create a new profession separate from medicine that would control diseases.
In 1915, the Rockefeller Foundation published a report written by William Welch and Wickliffe Rose, known as the Welch-Rose report (Rosenstock, Helsing & Rimer, 2011). The Welch-Rose report outlined a system of public health education targeted to control infectious diseases, independent from medical schools. The Welch-Rose report was written after the Flexner report and was a reference and guide for creating schools of public health (Rosenstock, Helsing & Rimer,
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There is still room to improve our healthcare system and the future of medical and public health education. Education in healthcare should be addressed as a whole, because healthcare entities overlap with each other in order to meet the health needs of individuals and the population. One tool that is helping in the integration of healthcare is technology. Technology is changing the way we learn and is providing better tools to teach students and practice medicine. It is also providing us with better data that allows us to evaluate and create programs that will reduce and eliminate health risks in our community. Technology is helping us to connect health care delivery with public health to improve the health of the U.S.
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