Prevention Saves Lives and Money

  • 75% of U.S. health spending goes to treating chronic conditions
  • 7 in 10 deaths in the U.S. each year are caused by chronic conditions
  • $10 a person per year invested in prevention could save billions

Preventing disease & injury is most cost-effective, common sense way to improve health in US

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Containing Costs, Improving Health

A 2013 report identifies key steps the nation can take to prioritize prevention and improve Americans' health. It also highlights efforts that are delivering results, such as a program for children with asthma that was shown to save $1.46 for every dollar spent.

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Healthier Americans for a Healthier Economy

From San Diego, Calif., to Hernando, Miss., innovative public health initiatives are attracting businesses and providing a spark to local economies. In many of these communities, employers are helping to make staying healthy easier for employees and their families.

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