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Healthcare Workers Should Lead the Wellness Movement

June 16, 2009
by John Commins
HealthLeaders Media

Nobody wants poor health. Last week, a new poll found that Americans want whatever healthcare reforms emerge in the coming months to invest in disease prevention more than for treatment. The poll of 1,014 registered voters, conducted by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that 70% of Americans gave investing in prevention between an eight and 10 on a scale of zero to 10, where 10 means very important.

"This poll shows the American public strongly believes it's time we shift from a sick care system to a true healthcare system that stresses disease prevention," says Jeff Levi, executive director of the nonprofit TFAH.

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