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Briefing Date:01/08/2013
Topic:U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

National Research Council and Institute of Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on Population
and
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
2322 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
525 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 4:30 p.m.

and
Thursday, January 17, 2013
215 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.

on

U.S. Health in International Perspective:
Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

This new report from The National Academies examines what is known about international differences among high-income countries in various measures of health and disability and discusses what these findings imply for public health. The report also explores alternative explanations and potential causes for the disparity, including individual and societal risk factors that may have a differential impact on health outcomes across countries.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 9, 2013 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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