Published on November 6, 2012 at 4:42 AM
Modern Healthcare: Framework Offered For Measuring Community-Based Wellness Efforts
An Institute of Medicine committee released a report describing a framework to estimate the value of community-based, nonclinical prevention policies and wellness strategies. The goal of the report, called An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community-Based Prevention, is to make it easier to prevent disease, increase behaviors that improve health and well-being, slow or stop the progress of disease, and decrease disparities, all at the population level, according to a summary of the report (Barr, 11/3).
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