An investment in prevention may sound like a mouthful, but it’s a mantra that communicators must embrace.
Each year, nearly 260,000 Americans succumb to preventable chronic diseases. Studies have shown that investments in community-based prevention programs help improve health outcomes. In addition, millions of dollars can be saved when the number of costly treatments is reduced.
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An infographic from Adventist University of Health Sciences in Florida breaks down the top five causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. They are:
- Heart disease
- Chronic lower respiratory ailments
Preventative care and regular testing for these common conditions can save lives. Take a look at the infographic. How can your organization help reduce some of these numbers and maybe save lives?