Healing New York's Hospitals
November 4, 2010
by James R. Knickman
Many of us who toil to improve our health system focus on shortages of primary care and underinvestment in prevention and public health initiatives as the core solutions to rising health costs and less-than-desired health outcomes among our population. For example, a report from Trust for America's Health found that an investment of $10 per person per year in proven community-based programs to improve healthy eating, increase physical activity, and prevent smoking could save more than $16 billion annually nationally within five years.
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