Prevention Matters Infographic
The Prevention Matters infographic highlights opportunities and progress in prevention, as well as federal actions aligned with the strategic directions and priorities of the National Prevention Strategy. Scroll over the interactive infographic to learn more about cross-sector efforts to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.
Increasing the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life
Roll over each statistic to find out more information:
Healthy and Safe Community Environments
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services created the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative (TFCCI) to promote and support the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free policies at universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning across the country. TFCCI’s goal is to accelerate the elimination of tobacco use on college campuses everywhere.
The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program provides funding for on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities and infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility.
Clinical and Community Preventitive Services
Americans now get recommended cancer screenings and other preventive services without a co-pay thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services is supporting Million Hearts®, a collaboration to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. More than 140 large medical groups in the private sector have committed to getting hypertension control rates above 80%.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is working to improve access to fresh produce and healthy foods for SNAP shoppers at America's farmers markets.
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ National Healthy Worksite Program is designed to assist small and mid-sized employers in building successful workplace wellness programs by implementing science-based disease prevention and wellness strategies to help reduce chronic diseases and build a healthier, more productive U.S. workforce.
Elimination of Health Disparities
The Affordable Care Act will provide 10.2 million uninsured Latinos and 6.8 million uninsured African Americans an opportunity to get affordable health coverage.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has adopted new standards for the collection of disability status in population-based health surveys that will allow for better targeting of health interventions for people with disabilities.