Activity

Valuing Community-Based, Non-Clinical Prevention Policies and Wellness Strategies


Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Diseases, Public Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Activity Description

The IOM will develop a framework for assessing the value of community-based, non-clinical prevention policy and wellness strategies, especially those aimed at preventing long-term chronic diseases. Specifically, the IOM will:

  • Define “community-based, non-clinical prevention policy and wellness strategies”;
  • Define “value” for community-based, non-clinical prevention policy and wellness strategies;
  • Analyze current frameworks used to assess the value of community-based, non-clinical prevention policy and wellness strategies, including:
    • the methodologies and measures used and
    • the short and long-term impacts of such prevention policy and wellness strategies on healthcare spending and public health; and
  • If warranted, propose a new framework or frameworks that capture the breadth and complexity of community-based, non-clinical prevention policy and wellness strategies, including interventions that target specific behaviors and health outcomes.

The framework should:

  • Consider the sources of data that are needed and available;
  • Consider the concepts of generalization, scaling up, and sustainability of prevention policy and wellness strategy; and
  • Address national and state policy implications associated with implementing the framework.

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