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Institute of Medicine Report Highlights Public Health Researcher

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 29, 2015) — The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a report featuring research on successful community health partnerships led by University of Kentucky College of Public Health Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership Larry Prybil.

Last February, Prybil participated as a panelist for the IOM workshop titled “Public Health and Health Care Collaboration and Innovation at the Interface” in Washington, D.C.  The full-day workshop explored the relationship between health care and public health professionals in various contexts, and examined the challenges, opportunities and practical lessons involved when the two areas intersect.  Recently, a full-length report of the workshop was published on the IOM’s website.

The workshop provided an opportunity for discussion concerning the elements of successful collaborations, as well as reflection on the leading principles of primary care and public health integration. Prybil highlighted his research team’s recent study of successful hospital-public health partnerships that have improved community health. Results of the study are pending publication. 

“Our team is pleased by the IOM’s interest in the insights and lessons learned from our study of successful multi-sector partnerships,” Prybil said.

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