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“The Compendium highlights the growing number and range of successful, evidence-based approaches to prevention,” said Jeffrey Levi, Ph D, executive director of TFAH.
This report documents how these programs can and do work – but we need to invest more if we’re going to bring them to scale and improve the nation’s health." The Compendium is a follow-up to a 2009 report released by TFAH and NYAM, which followed a 2008 TFAH study that found that an investment of per person per year in proven evidenced-based community prevention programs that increase physical activity, improve nutrition and prevent smoking and other tobacco use could save the country more than billion annually within five years—a return of .60 for every .The report was supported by grants from The Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.About NYAM: The New York Academy of Medicine has been advancing the health of people in cities since 1847.An independent organization, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world's urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to innovative research, education, community engagement and policy leadership.
, which highlights 79 evidence-based disease and injury prevention programs that have saved lives and improved health."Over the past 50 years, healthcare costs have risen drastically—accounting for 18 percent of the Gross Domestic Product," said Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, president of The New York Academy of Medicine.