The institutions strive to overcome a poor image while looking ahead to a new role in a managed-care environment
Sidebar : ACCREDITED SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Once the poor cousins of medical schools, public health schools are coming into their own as universities create new programs or expand existing ones. The advent of managed care, which emphasizes cost-effectiveness, has focused the attention of many institutions on prevention, the traditional raison d'^Ðtre of public health.
CONSTANTLY CHANGING: While missions stay the same, public health programs continually evolve, says Columbia's Allan Rosenfield.
Many academics and researchers assert that schools of public health are at a crucial stage in their 80-year existence. (The...