On behalf of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, it is important to take action and contact your representatives, urging them to defend prevention funding. This week on Capitol Hill, proposals are still being passed back and forth on prevention funding. The Prevention Institute, based out of Oakland, California believes that it would wrong to cut prevention funding money when the investment in prevention funding is proven to save $5 or more.
If you don’t know what the Prevention and Public Health Fund is, it supports community efforts in achieving personal health across all communities by reducing public smoking, promoting physical activity, and bringing healthy food to neighborhoods and schools that normally wouldn’t have access to.
It is important for the health system to concentrate on prevention in order for the Affordable Care Act to stay successful in improving health and reducing costs.
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