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National Prevention Strategy

Building a Smoke-Free Life in Recovery

Michael Botticelli | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Botticelli

Five decades ago, tobacco was everywhere in America. It was perfectly normal to enter a smoke-filled restaurant for dinner, encounter lit cigarettes o...

Progress in Prevention Since 2010

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The National Prevention Council's work is the first time such a broad and deep range of federal agencies have worked together to help Americans stay healthy and identify illness early.

Will We Have A Health Care System Or A Sick Care System? A Tale Of Two Futures

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Either we continue on the track we're on, resigning millions of Americans to major health problems that could have been avoided, or we increase our investment in giving them the opportunity to be healthier and preventing them from developing chronic conditions in the first place.

Where Do Romney and Obama Stand on Healthy Living?

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Scout, Ph.D.

Polls repeatedly show us one of the most important issues in the presidential election is health. Unfortunately, much of the health debate is being focused on health care, when analyses show us healthy living is the real key to curbing our spiraling health care costs.

The National Prevention Strategy at One: Improving the Health of Individuals, Families and Communities

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

By committing to including health as a component of policies and programs, these federal agencies are setting an example for all sectors by recognizing how their policies and programs contribute to the nation's health and wellness.

Safety First, Yet the Facts Hurt: How Injury Prevention Can Save Lives

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

If we're going to lower the number of injuries in America, we need to redouble efforts. We need to adopt, implement and enforce evidence-based approaches, and increase public awareness of ways we can all keep ourselves and our families safer.

25 Million and Counting

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

Approximately 25 million Americans have asthma -- and the numbers are increasing every year without clear explanation.

Watching Prevention Make History With The 'National Prevention Strategy'

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Cohen

This was a historic occasion. For the first time, the nation has delineated a broad, coherent approach to prevention -- and made it clear that prevention is critical for improving our health.