The Office of the Surgeon General has commissioned a report demonstrating the intersection between health and the economy in order to show that investments in community health have the potential to improve not only the well-being, but also the prosperity of communities.
Dr. Jerome Adams believes preventing chronic diseases and behavioral health issues is more cost effective than treating them. Investments in community health is a key prevention strategy to produce greater individual and community health and well-being and ultimately lead to greater economic and overall prosperity. The Surgeon General will compile the available evidence and best practices documenting the connection between private sector investment in the health of their employees and communities and collective prosperity, and issue a report to share the evidence, inspire future research and provide tools and resources for effective, efficient community health investments that produce results.
The Surgeon General wants to build upon the community health work that has already been done and would like to hear from you about the initiatives you are doing to address community health and prosperity.
Independent pharmacists are in a unique position as front-line health care providers to interact with and influence the community health through innovative programs. Click here to submit your ideas, examples, and experiences to Docket No. CDC-2018-0082 in the Federal Register.