Lifestyle-related behaviors including smoking, sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, and obesity account for 50 percent of all premature deaths. It is known that health promotion is the most effective strategy to achieve at least 14 of the 26 major objectives outlined in Healthy People 2010, yet little of the $4 billion spent on Medicaid and Medicare each year covers health promotion interventions. This program contract negotiated with the American Journal for Health Promotion provides support for its 2001 conference, "Building Health Promotion into the National Agenda," where it will feature leaders of respected advocacy groups that have begun mobilizing consumers and professionals through education, market research, and coalition building to advocate for a greater focus on prevention funding.
Amount Awarded $30,000.00
Awarded on: 4/12/2001
Time frame: 4/11/2001 - 10/31/2001
Grant Number: 40978