NY Academy of Medicine: USD Healthcare is Moving Upstream

NYAPRS Note: The following comes from Ron Manderscheid. >From the New York Academy of Medicine, U.S. Healthcare is Moving Upstream <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001TUK9P2G_OZTgQcKerxg23_pBysfHmBNFUnlm6hCK FdBGjC3LGO30JGYBd5sjEbqn12j74Ro83J9ZYkjoj9HyFYh52VB4eakeE9YE_CKN6iKPyGrL QRc_OVFVwZPXVAsj71aBQHlTxWEY2Z3KGZoSzpbGeEfUqL_xAEQMiyd4ujQp1EZT7ImwI7rI QX90cvJMhyViKt21SEbvsBKXO87DqqIUsY_DMKgE> (http://healthyamericans.org/health-issues/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/13 _HP_JulyAugust_2012.pdf) -- "Community-based prevention, particularly interventions that look upstream to stop the root causes of disease, can reduce the burden of preventable illnesses." The article addresses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that promote community-based prevention, including Community Transformation Grants. It also highlights the role of hospitals "in making investments in prevention through their community benefit programs."