Dr. William Dietz, director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, served on a task force that authored a Bipartisan Policy Center white paper released May 28. The paper outlines strategies aimed at preventing chronic diseases, which now affect half the U.S. adult population and account for the bulk of U.S. health care spending. The report notes that Americans spend twice as much on healthcare as citizens of other developed nations, yet have shorter life spans. The report recommends ways to accelerate the investment in interventions that can help avoid chronic illness by keeping people healthy in the first place.
Find out more and read the report, “A Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care in America.”