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How Healthy is Your State? Grading Public Health

Summary: Is your state doing everything it can to keep you safe and healthy? From smoking rates to seat belt and child safety seat laws, find out how you can do more.
Air Date: 1/17/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Joshua Moskovitz, MD
Dr. Joshua Moskovitz is a full time emergency physician at the north shore university health system. He returned to New York after training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He currently holds appointments as an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Hofstra North Shore School of Medicine and as an adjunct assistant professor of public health at the Hofstra School of Public Health. He served on ACEP’s 2014 Report Card Task Force.
How Healthy is Your State? Grading Public Health
As part of the recent ACEP EM report card, Public Health and Injury Prevention didn't quite make the grade, coming in with an overall score of C.

Everything from drunk driving and immunizations to smoking and injury prevention were taken into account when grading this category.

Public Health and Injury Prevention included the following sub-categories:
  • Traffic safety and drunk driving
  • Immunizations
  • Fatal injuries
  • State health and injury prevention efforts
  • Health risk factors
Is your state doing everything it can to keep you safe and healthy?

Dr. Joshua Moskovitz weighs in on the matter and shares some tips for improving the health and safety of your state.

Additionally, you can see how your specific state graded at www.emreportcard.org, as well as learn how you can do more by talking to local and state legislation and letting Congress know that you demand better.
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