Report: Healthy behaviors would save Utahns millions

July 17, 2008
by Lois Collins
Deseret Morning News

If the equivalent of $10 a person was put into programs to promote healthy behaviors and prevention, Utahns would save more than $89 million within five years, according to a national report on disease prevention. The Trust for America's Health released its "Prevention for a Healthier America" report this morning, including a state-by-state look at cost savings that could top $16 billion nationally through community-based efforts including smoking prevention, nutrition improvement and activity-friendly environments. It translates to $3.70 for every dollar spent, Jeff Levi, executive director of the trust, told the Deseret News.

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