Prevention Less Costly Than Treatment, Study Finds

July 17, 2008
by Megan Greenwell
Washington Post

An ounce of prevention in community health programs could save states hundreds of millions of dollars in health-care costs, a new study has found. The report from Trust for American Health, a nonprofit health advocacy group, found that programs encouraging physical activity and healthy eating and discouraging smoking were a better investment than those concentrating on treatment.

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