Opinion: Why we need a strong and independent public health service

By , Guest Columnist Published: September 21, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Jim Bailey
Guest Columnist

Jim Bailey

Jim Bailey, MD, MPH, FACP, is the Robert S. Pearce endowed chair in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, director of the Center for Health Systems Improvement, and founding executive director of the Tennessee Population Health Consortium.

“To deploy truly lifesaving public health care in this pandemic requires a spirit of self-government primarily motivated by love of neighbor and a sense of personal responsibility.”

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