Using Prevention to Improve Global Health

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?

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Ed Greissing
Executive Director, Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Michiel Bakker
Director, Global Programs, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google

Tom Beauregard
Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Lynn Goldman
Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Christopher Murray
Director, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation and Professor, Global Health, University of Washington

Published July 5, 2018