Chicago—Despite the tentative relationship between organized medicine and public health throughout most of the past century, there are fresh signs that the new millennium may bring a new round of cooperation between the two sectors.
The signs emerged at November's annual meeting here of the American Public Health Association (APHA), where several sessions focused on progress and analysis of the Cooperative Actions for Health Program (CAHP), a collaborative grant project linked to the National Medicine/Public Health Initiative, an ongoing alliance since 1994 of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the APHA.
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