Health care for preventable non-communicable diseases, including heart disease and stroke, diabetes, and obesity costs the overall US healthcare system over $580 billion annually. More than 30 million Americans are now living with diabetes, 75 million are hypertensive, and nearly 40% of American adults are obese. There is need to transform chronic disease prevention in the US by identifying and scaling effective and innovative community-wide prevention strategies and increase financial investment in prevention.
HHS recognizes a need for new approaches to prevention and as a first step:
- Requests input from the public to better understand the barriers to effective chronic disease prevention in the US;
- Highlights of effective chronic disease prevention strategies and;
- The potential of scientific and technological advancements, innovative partnerships, and human-centered design to create and scale new models of chronic disease prevention.
Help advance chronic disease prevention in the US. Respond to the Request for Information by December 20, 2019.
Attend our HHS PreventionX RFI Webinar on December 4, 2019 to hear more from the HHS PreventionX team.