2023 Public health stories #2

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 2 of 2023.


“To be broadly applicable, an AI model needs to be reproducible, which means the code and data should be available and error-free, …….But privacy issues, ethical concerns and regulatory hurdles have made reproducibility elusive in health-care AI”

The reproducibility issues that haunt health-care AI from Nature


Most Americans are likely unaware that of the 30-year increase in life expectancy during the 20th century, estimates are that 25 years were due to public health achievements such as tobacco control, vaccinations, motor vehicle safety, cardiovascular and cancer prevention, and occupational safety, to name a few. And this has been accomplished on a shoestring budget at a fraction of what we spend on health care in this country; of the $4.1 trillion spent annually, only 3% goes to public health activities.

Good Health? We Owe It To Our Underfunded Public Health Infrastructure by Anand Parekh


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