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Investing in public health improves health and well-being while reducing the economic burdens of illness and disability—an important return on investment (ROI) for all Americans.

Investing in public health improves health and well-being while reducing the economic burdens of illness and disability—an important return on investment (ROI) for all Americans.

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  • 1. investing in PUBLIC HEALTH for healthier communities Investing in public health improves health and well-being while reducing the economic burdens of illness and disability—an important return on investment (ROI) for all Americans. Chronic Diseases Cause 7 in 10 Deaths in the United States Deaths Caused by Chronic Diseases Medical Costs in the United States { $$$ Heart Disease 597,689 Cancer 574,743 $2.2 trillion total spent on Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 138,080 medical care in the United States Stroke 129,476 Alzheimers Disease 83,494 Diabetes 69,071 { 7 10 25% All Other Medical Expenditures ($550 billion) in 75% Chronic Disease ($1.65 trillion) Preventable Chronic Diseases Share Three Risk Factors Leading Lifestyle-Related Causes of Death 443,000 112,000 80,000 Tobacco Use Poor Nutrition and Exercise Excessive Alcohol Use stroke diabetes cancer cancer some cancers suicide heart disease cardiovascular disease liver disease chronic obstructive musculoskeletal disorders neurological problems pulmonary disease (COPD) cardiovascular problems sexually transmitted diseases unintentional injuries and violence Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Prevent Disability and Death Get Active Eat Well Avoid Tobacco Drink Responsibly Get Regular Check-ups Public Health Investments Save Money and Lives saved 800,000 lives between 1975 and 2000 Tobacco control efforts Routine childhood immunizations save 33,000 lives and $9.9 million annually Investing just $10 per person each year in proven, community-based public health efforts could save $16 billion within { For every $1spent $ in medical-related costs 5 years $5.60 returnBOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON SOURCES:Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and Centers for Disease Control and Preventiontechnology consulting services to the U.S. government in health, energy www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htmand environment, defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major www.cdc.gov/about/history/tengpha.htmcorporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/businesscase/reasons/rising.htmlis headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs approximately 25,000 U.S. Department of Health & Human Servicespeople, and had revenue of $5.86 billion for the 12 months ended www.healthypeople.gov/2020March 31, 2012. www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/healthy-fit-nation/obesityvision2010.pdf www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/tobacco/tobaccostrategicplan2010.pdf American Public Health Association www.nphw.org/assets/general/uploads/APHA-NPHW2013_Sec_ONE_4b_noTOC.PDF National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/prevention/strategy/report.pdf