Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Return on Investment of Prevention

We have another great addition to the case for support on the return on investment of community-based prevention.  The Value of Primordial and Primary Prevention for Cardiovascular Disease appears in the current edition of the American Heart Association's peer-reviewed journal, Circulation

"Policy change makes the greatest impact when it optimizes the environments where people live, learn, work and play -- workplaces, schools, homes, and communities, making healthier behaviors and healthier choices the norm by default or by design, putting individual behavior in the context of multiple-level influences."

The policy statement cites a number of examples of the financial return on investment of prevention

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