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Obama's Call for "Change We Can Believe In" Makes Prevention a Priority in Health Reform
Date:11/6/2008

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The ad notes that one in every six dollars in the U.S. economy is spent on health care, and that 70 percent of that spending goes to treat chronic diseases. Meanwhile, more than 70 percent of chronic diseases are largely preventable.

Partnership's principles call on policy makers to ensure that both clinical preventive services and community preventive services play an important role in a reformed health system, and that policy makers develop and track system performance standards related to prevention. More information about the "Principles for Prevention-Centered Health Reform" can be found online at http://www.prevent.org/content/reform.

On Dec. 11, Partnership will release a set of more detailed series of policy recommendations for Congress and the White House to consider. The recommendations will be based upon a series of policy papers it has commissioned from some of the nation's most noted prevention policy experts.

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