Article: Reconceptualising Precision Public Health

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published an open access article about reconceptualizing precision public health. The article suggests that the current paradigm of precision public health is at risk of becoming precision medicine at a population level and outlines a framework for precision public health that, in contrast to its current operationalization, is consistent with public health principles because it integrates factors at all levels, while illuminating social position as a fundamental determinant of health and health inequities.

As part of our work with the All of Us Research Program, NACCHO developed a fact sheet that explored how the principles of precision medicine could be applied to public health, and we encourage you to read this BMJ article to learn how we must shift and adapt the approach to precision public health to be better aligned with the values of the field.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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