The Power of Prevention
June 12, 2014
by Susan Blumenthal, M.D., Public Health Editor, The Huffington Post; Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General
With this new national prescription for putting prevention into practice, America's healthcare system is at a turning point. It is estimated that with just a $10 per person annual investment in proven community-based public health preventive interventions, a national savings of more than $16 billion could be achieved within five years.  Preventing disease will improve the health of Americans, save money, and accelerate economic productivity as well. Prevention involves both individual and social responsibility. It is time to move America from a sick care system to a realhealth care system. By working together to emphasize the power of prevention, we can make America the healthiest nation in the world.
: Trust for America's Health (February 2009). Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://healthyamericans.org/reports/prevention08/Prevention08.pdf
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