Good advice from a public health dean?

This HND piece analyzes the silly pontifications of a well-known dean of a well-known school of public health. His particular comments were actually posted before the election, but he recast them as suggestions for President-elect Trump.

Since the guy is an academic, it's no surprise that he's not a fan of Trump, but I was astonished at the lack of originality in any of his suggestions. More than that, his suggestions reveal an astonishing lack of appreciation as to how his tired ideas have failed—badly—in the real world.

Really now, what's the point of having the bully pulpit, not to mention a captive audience of impressionable students, if all you're going to do is trot out the same failed solutions that date back to the 1960s, if not earlier?

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Personalized healthcare, personalized education

This HND piece takes off from the notion that far too many problems that society is unwilling to deal with end up within the institutions of education or healthcare. Not only are these large institutions tasked with responsibilities heretofore unknown to them, the specter of individual rights gets thrown in, as well.

Individual rights imply that such services should be customized. Thus, we discuss examples of personalization in healthcare and education. Personalized medicine programs are offered by elite healthcare systems across the country, and we spotlight one unique California-based school that offers truly customized programs.

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