Prevention programs continue to be good investment

August 12, 2008
by John Packham, Ph.D.
Reno Gazette Journal

A new report from the Trust for America's Health, Prevention for a Healthier America, examines how much the U.S. and Nevada could save in health care costs if we invested in disease prevention by funding proven community-based programs that address diseases resulting from lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, and smoking and tobacco use.... Prevention for a Healthier America concludes that "for America to become a healthier nation, prevention must become a driving force in our health care strategy and become central to discussions about how to reform health care in the U.S." Simply put, prevention pays.

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