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Disease prevention programs provide almost $6 return on investment by 2013

July 17, 2008
by Kevin Lamb
Dayton Daily News

Every dollar spent this year on disease-prevention programs in Ohio will pay a $5.99 return on investment in 2013, Trust for America's Health estimates in a new report. Spending $10 per Ohioan on proven community-based programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition and reduce tobacco use would lead to annual net savings of $795 million in five years, converting the report's findings to 2008 dollars. Employers and patients would save $503 million, and taxpayers the rest.

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