Preventive Health Activites
Are crucial to a strong health care delivery system that is rational, integrated and community-focused, beginning with effective health promotion and disease prevention strategies for the community and integrated with a continuum of individual care that provides easy access to medical services across the life span. The prevention of chronic diseases – the leading causes of death both nationally and in New York State – is key to avoiding more expensive medical care. According to the CDC, seven of 10 individuals die of a chronic disease. Prevention and early detection of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases becomes more critical as the burden of chronic diseases continues to grow and extend into even younger age groups.
Links to resources related to obesity prevention initiatives: