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Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans, says Poll

More than 70 percent of Americans rank prevention as the most important health care reform priority, and overwhelmingly support increasing funding for prevention programs to reduce disease and keep people healthy.

"In a new public opinion poll released today by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we found that Americans from coast to coast and across the political spectrum are overwhelmingly in favor of investing in disease prevention. They clearly see the value of prevention for reducing disease, improving quality of life, and lowering health care costs.

More than three-quarters of Americans (76 percent) said that they support increasing funding for prevention programs that provide people with information and resources and creating policies that help people make healthier choices. Investing in prevention is popular across the political spectrum, with 86 percent of Democrats, 71 percent of Republicans, and 70 percent of Independents supporting investing more in prevention."
 
 

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