Health For Life

Better Health, Better Health Care


Focus on Wellness

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Good health—physical, mental and oral—is essential for a productive and vibrant America.  A focus on wellness must be integrated into the lifecycle, from birth to death, and be encouraged in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Goals 

  • Healthier lifestyles, better compliance with recommended care and lower rates of preventable diseases
  • Guarantee access to primary care
  • Focus on prenatal care and children’s health at an early age

Public Policy Ideas for Change 

  • Invest in the provision of primary care services
  • Promote healthy pregnancies and newborns
  • Invest in America’s public health
  • Provide incentives to encourage healthy choices and behaviors
  • Provide a national investment in school and community-based health
  • Call for a national media campaign focusing on healthy lifestyles
  • Provide support and coaching needed to change unhealthy behaviors
  • Enhance health professions education to include a focus on wellness
  • Focus on chronic care management
  • Create an objective, trusted source of consumer health information and education

 

 

 

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