Dates of Project: 2006–2012
Field of Work: Identifying high-value evidence-based clinical and community preventive services.
Problem Synopsis: The health impact and cost-effectiveness of clinical preventive services such as smoking cessation or breast cancer screening needs to be examined and re-examined as more and better data becomes available, and as analytical tools improve. Disparities in the use of services also need to be examined and documented.
Similarly, preventive interventions to improve health at the community level such as seat belt laws, need to be examined for their health and economic impact.
Synopsis of the Work: A research team at the Partnership for Prevention:
- Updated rankings of clinical preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- Estimated the health and economic benefits for the U.S. population and selected subpopulations of increasing their use
- Quantified disparities in their provision
- Developed and tested methods for estimating the health and economic impact of interventions to improve health at the community level that were recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Key Results and Findings:
- The research team updated the rankings of clinical preventive services recommended by the CDC. When published in 2012, the analysis will show that highly rated services—including childhood immunizations, tobacco cessation counseling, and discussing daily aspirin use to prevent heart disease—continue to be a good value because of their health impact and cost-effectiveness.
- The team found that providing 90 percent of the U.S. population with three clinical preventive services—tobacco cessation screening and assistance; discussing daily aspirin use; and alcohol screening with brief counseling—would generate an estimated net savings of more than $1 billion each, per year. In addition, these three services plus colorectal cancer screening each would prevent the loss of more than 100,000 years of life, a year.
- The team found troubling disparities, and specific opportunities for improvement, in the use of clinical preventive services among racial and ethnic populations.
- The team created analytic tools to assess the health and economic benefits of interventions to improve health and prevent disease at the community level, and used them to assess interventions to reduce tobacco use and increase physical activity.
- Do Adults Who Believe in Periodic Health Examinations Receive More Clinical Preventive Services?
- Comparison Between US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations and Medicare Coverage
- A Closer Look at the Economic Arguments for Disease Prevention
- Most Employers See Benefits of Preventive Services in Health Plans for WorkersAccording to Partnership for Prevention Survey
The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize honors outstanding community partnerships which are helping people live healthier lives. The six winners w...
Learn how to improve care transitions and prevent avoidable hospital readmissions, and pick up nursing and medical education con-ed credits.
Mildred Dalton Manning, the last surviving member of a group of U.S. Army and Navy nurses taken prisoner in the Philippines at the start of ...
Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas examines the ways that the gambling industry has designed gambling machines that encourag...
Today's headlines include: - CDC Issues First Comprehensive Report on Children’s Mental Health - New PSAs Help Parents Talk to Younger Kids...
Complaints about low numbers of qualified applicants are overstated. There is a large pool of qualified and talented students of diverse bac...
A national conversation highlighting efforts to improve care transitions, reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, and lift overall quality o...
Team members, grantees, and guests discuss breakthrough ideas that will allow us to move toward solving challenges in health care.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of ACEs and the need to develop effectiv...
A study finds that 96 percent of nurse practitioners and 76 percent of physicians agreed with IOM report recommendation that “nurse practiti...
Join the Commission on June 19, 2013 for a public meeting to raise awareness of how non-medical factors influence health and move public- an...
The reconvened Commission to Build a Healthier America will provide new guidance in two key areas: early childhood and healthy communities.