The Power of Prevention: Fighting Chronic Diseases

Case Study Assignment Expectations: for this module case study assignment you will respond to questions regarding the prevention of infectious diseases and chronic illnesses. Please answer these questions:

Discuss the differences in the role of public health in the prevention of infectious diseases and chronic diseases. In your opinion, which will be more important to the health of our nations over the next 20 to 30 years?

Discuss and explain the role of prevention in fighting and controlling the spread of chronic diseases and the impact of chronic diseases on health care spending

What is the role of “HealthierUS” and what are the policy and environmental changes that are directed toward achieving a healthier lifestyle. Identify a policy or environmental change that you believe will result in actually achieving a healthier lifestyle. Justify your position.

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