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February 4, 2009


  • Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, Professor, Departments of Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University; Associate Editor, American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Biography
  • Marc Manley, MD, MPH, Vice President and Medical Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota - Biography
  • Corinne Husten, MD, MPH, Interim President of Partnership for Prevention; Former Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health - Biography


Speaker Presentations


Source Materials

  • A Closer Look at the Economic Argument for Disease Prevention , Steven H. Woolf, JAMA. 2009;301(5):536-538. – A Closer Look at the Economic Argument for Disease Prevention is based on Dr. Woolf's policy paper, The Economic Argument for Disease Prevention: Distinguishing Between Value and Savings, which is referenced above. Access to this commentary requires a password.
  • do Campaign -- The do physical activity campaign was developed by Blue Cross and Blue Sheild of Minnesota and the American Heart Association. The purpose is to encourage all Minnesotans to make healthier choices and increase their physical activity throughout the day.
  • Wellness and Prevention Act of 2007 Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities (July 2008) - In this study, Trust for America's Health finds that a small strategic investment in disease prevention could result in significant savings in U.S. health care costs. The report includes potential annual savings and return on investment figures for every state in America and Washington, D.C.
  • The Community Guide – The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) serves as a filter for scientific literature on specific health problems that can be large, inconsistent, uneven in quality, and even inaccessible. The Community Guide summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease.