In the International Journal of Health Policy and Management [2014, 2(2), pp 55–57], Pierre-Gerlier Forest provided an important assessment of current needs with regard to the twin pillars of public and private health. He introduced “five streams” of research as being important because they address the most central questions:
- Where should we allocate our resources to get the best possible impact on people's health?
- Where should we invest the marginal dollar? … or the marginal euro? … or the marginal rial?
Professor Forest indicates that health policy has not integrated important knowledge in five areas. Achieving this will stimulate a new revolution, with unprecedented implications. The five areas are:
The biosocial stress perspective
- Behavioral economics
- New tools of government
- Second-order system effects
- Big data analysis
Professor Forest makes reference to a “fresh horse” in this effort, the need for a “new language” in support of a “single synthesis” making use of the best [available] knowledge. In conjunction with affiliated organizations and leading educational institutions in health and medicine, Comprehensive, Integrated Medicine & Health, CIMH Global, provides training, education, and certification in these critical areas.
This includes programs in continuing education, certification, training, and education. Building a foundation for the new synthesis and supporting language and infrastructure includes programs in theory, objectives, capaciity-building, technology, practice, development, and commerce.
Contact Miroslaw Manicki, Neshad Asllani, Kenneth Tingey, or Larry Farnes of CIMH Global for more information or to establish custom or partnership programs.
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