Using Prevention to Improve Global Health
As economic development around the world gives way to obesity and stress, the prevalence of disease rebounds. Chronic diseases, many of which are preventable, account for seven in 10 deaths. How can we evolve from traditional sickness-driven health systems to ones that promote prevention and reward wellness, easing health and economic burdens on individuals and communities? Can we manipulate the social determinants of health, such as housing and transportation, to prevent disease? What have we learned about matching solutions to different populations, and how can we engage more community health workers in our global effort?