Table of Contents

To engage or not engage: the choice confronting nurses and other health professionals.
Health status and access to care.
Physicians.
Nurses.
Allied and other health professionals.
Hospitals: the power of institutional interests.
Long-term care.
Mental and behavioral health: clinical and policy impact on mental health trends.
Public health policy: promotion, prevention, and protection.
Healthcare costs: follow the money!.
The history of health insurance in the United States.
Advancing the use of technology in the organization and delivery of healthcare.
Healthcare quality.
Health services research.
Conclusions: a policy toolkit for healthcare providers and activists.