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Medical News & Perspectives
January 27, 1999

Advisory Board Aims to Develop Pragmatic Public Health Policies

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JAMA. 1999;281(4):312-313. doi:10.1001/jama.281.4.312-JMN0127-3-1

WASHINGTON—A group of experienced public health officials is making a new attempt to develop constructive, practicable policies to deal with such controversial public health issues as sex education, drug abuse, and injury control.

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan, MD, has formed the Public Health Policy Advisory Board with the goal of identifying issues of importance, evaluating the relevant science, stimulating public discussion, and recommending appropriate policies and research priorities to government agencies and others.