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Rising health care costs have prompted growing interest in disease prevention as a more effective and less expensive way to keep Americans healthy.

We recommend three kinds of interventions to support the shift to a prevention-focused health care system: (1) better training—especially in the areas of diet, physical activity, wellness and disease prevention—for health care professionals; (2) increased capacity to deliver preventive care services in non-clinical, community-based settings using non-traditional providers, and (3) mechanisms to enable public and private reimbursement for these kinds of services.

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Read the full report: Lots to Lose: How America’s Health and Obesity Crisis Threatens our Economic Future

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