Study cites benefits of community-based programs

September 22, 2009
by Rebecca Vesely
Modern Healthcare

Community-based prevention programs improve health and lower costs, according to a new report contradicting the Congressional Budget Office, which last month said prevention programs can drive up costs. The report, by the New York Academy of Medicine and Trust for America's Health, highlighted 84 community-based disease-management and -prevention programs that have saved money and improved the health of local residents.

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