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Economic Impact and Return on Investment in Public Health
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Chronic conditions account for seven in ten deaths among Americans annually and account for nearly 75% of the nationís health spending. Preventing disease and injury is a cost-effective, common-sense way to improve health; however, the healthcare system focuses on treating disease and injury, not preventing disease and injury. For every dollar spent on healthcare in the United States today, only about four cents goes toward public health and prevention. As funding decisions become increasingly bottom-line oriented under economically strained conditions, understanding the financial impact of public health prevention programs that save lives, improve health, and increase productivity are critical. This session focuses on the economic impact and return on investment of public health education and health promotion prevention programs.
Session Objectives: Define Return on Investment.
Discuss the relationship between budget, return on investment and program success.
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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)