- In prevention the goal is to preserve and promote health and well being.
- Prevention in public health moves interventions from the individual level to a population level.
- Effective prevention leads to a healthier community
- Why Now?
- Federal support exists for prevention.
The goal of prevention is wellness for both individuals and a population. Public health is directed toward a population and providing information and interventions, to include screening for disease, to improve the health of the community or population as a whole. Specific recent federal legislation that will assist clinicians in providing prevention to individuals will be discussed later in this presentation.
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