The Value of Prevention

In 2010 the ACA created the Prevention and Public Health Fund to invest in public health and disease prevention, reorient U.S. health care towards wellness, and lower costs associated with chronic disease.

  • A Health Affairs article discusses the current debate over preserving or cutting back the Prevention Fund.
  • A blog post from the Trust for America’s Health identifies how the Prevention Fund will help ensure that policymakers consider how their decisions impact the public’s health.
  • An RWJF two-page brief examines how an investment in prevention can improve public health.
  • A Health Affairs article reviews how the National Prevention Council can improve Americans’ health.