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Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases

Lee M. Pachter, DO1; Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH2
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1Department of Pediatrics, St Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2014;312(23):2572-2573. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15140.
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To the Editor We agree with Dr Yach and Mr Calitz1 in their Viewpoint on the changing landscape of prevention of noncommunicable diseases that increased and more targeted research on prevention, adequate infrastructure at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), public-private partnerships, and use of up-to-date health technology tools are needed. In addition, we would like to add another perspective.


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December 17, 2014
Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH; Chris Calitz, MPP
1Vitality Institute, Vitality Group LLC, New York, New York
2Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2014;312(23):2573-2574. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15143.
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