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    2. Inclusion and Demographic Diversity

    3. Collaboration and Shared Purpose

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    6. Impact and Action

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    8. Commitment to Civil Dialogue

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National Prevention Strategy

At our last meeting we discussed opportunities for YCC to serve as a resource for one another, and the community more generally.  One particular strategy is to have mechanisms to disseminate information.  This blog, along with our website, is a medium we have at our fingertips – literally – to do just that!

The “National Prevention Strategy” was published in June.  This report from the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council) outlines the federal governments priorities in prevention, which will drive funding for many years to come.  Thanks to Harveyfor bringing this information to the table and encouraging us to take steps to share the report.  http://www.healthcare.gov/center/councils/nphpphc/strategy/report.pdf

Many of the strongest predictors of health and well-being fall outside of the health care setting. Social, economic, and environmental factors all influence health.  People with a quality education, stable employment, safe homes and neighborhoods, and access to high quality preventive services tend to be healthier throughout their lives and live longer. When organizations, whether they are governmental, private, or nonprofit, succeed in meeting these basic needs, people are more likely to exercise, eat healthy foods, and seek preventive health services. Meeting basic needs and providing information about personal health and health care can empower people to make healthy choices, laying a foundation for lifelong wellness.

 The National Prevention Strategy aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. The Strategy prioritizes prevention by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple settings to improve health and save lives.     from the Introduction

You can learn more about the National Prevention Council and access this important report at:  http://www.healthcare.gov/center/councils/nphpphc

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Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media

I’ve not been posting lately with significant personal changes underway.  This morning I ran across this and decided it was time to connect you with this intriguing development in social media and healthcare transformations.  For five years now I have worked with the Long Term Care program here inYavapaiCounty.  Lots of changes have been emerging, particularly in the last couple of years.  What intrigues me about this particular development is how the tools we know are helping us to transform our world into a healthier place for us all are emerging as tools in the world of healthcare.

Check it out…  http://socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/ 

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