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Prevention Pays! by the Florida Department of Health

May 9, 2013
Foster Folly News

 

In public health, prevention pays. What does this mean? If costly conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented, then money can be saved on care. Preventative behaviors such as avoiding tobacco, getting medical screenings, and breastfeeding have a high return on investment (ROI). When each person engages in these healthy habits, Florida saves money.

 By valuing prevention measures, Florida can continue to curb health care spending, save lives, and become the healthiest state in the nation.

Take a look at the healthy amount of ROI that has been yielded in past years as a direct result of prevention.

 

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