Ch3 Preventionpost

Ch3 Preventionpost - Health Promotion and Disease...

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Unformatted text preview: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Carolyn C. Voorhees Jan 30, 2011 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Efforts to actively bring people to good health (or keep them there) and prevent disease. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Leading Behavior-Related Causes of Death in the United States, 2000 Cause Number of Deaths Percentage of Total Deaths Tobacco 435,000 18.1% Poor diet and inactivity 365,000 15.2% Alcohol consumption 85,000 3.5% Motor vehicle accidents 43,000 1.8% Firearm (gun) accidents 29,000 1.2% Sexual behavior 20,000 0.8% Illegal drug use 17,000 0.7% Source: Steen, J. (2007). The primacy of public health. The Department of Health and Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)...
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