All positive change starts with a collection of individuals who passionately understand that circumstances can be transformed for the good of many.
Litter. Seat belts. Smoking. Women’s rights. Civil rights. No matter how petty or profound the cause, it takes a group of people who are willing to take action and stay the course until the culture advances.
If current health care policies and trends continue, studies show that by 2011, our nation will be spending more than $2.8 trillion on health care, nearly a fifth of our nation’s GDP. In today’s global economy, subsidizing expensive interventions that treat sickness rather than prevent it, is a burden employers can not afford.
If we are serious about improving the quality and decreasing the cost of health care in this country…if we are serious about change…we must enlist the power of prevention.
That is why we have started a movement. Employers and payers have a vested interest in collaborating with U.S. Preventive Medicine®
to change the health care system from a legacy of treatment to a culture of prevention. We need to expand the definition of prevention beyond paying attention to diet and exercise. We need to provide consumers and employees the tools to achieve more good years.