Wednesday, April 3, 2013

PUBLIC HEALTH IS ROI (Return on Investment) . . . Saves Lives, Saves Money

Celebrate National Public Health Week April 1-7, 2013

National Public Health Week will be celebrated across the nation April 1-7, 2013 with the theme, “Public Health Is ROI, Saves Lives, Saves Money.” This year’s theme as declared by the American Public Health Association fits perfectly with Jefferson County Public Health’s focus on the results of its recent community health assessment and the health profile report “Healthy People Healthy, Places Jefferson County” being released this Spring. Visit to learn more about the community health assessment, community health profile and work being done to complete a 5-year community health improvement plan.

Healthy People Cost Less

Investment of $10 per person, per year in proven community-based programs that help people increase their physical activity, eat better, and avoid smoking and other tobacco use could save the country more than $16 billion annually within five years. This is a return of $5.60 for every $1 invested.

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