It takes 6 weeks to develop a new habit.
This week the Public Health Council, Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), and others, announced the release of the new National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. This plan aims to help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. The National Prevention Strategy recognizes that good health comes not just from receiving quality medical care, but also from clean air and water, safe worksites and healthy foods.
The National Prevention Strategy includes actions that public and private partners can take to help Americans stay healthy and fit. The strategy outlines 4 strategic directions that, together, are fundamental to improving the nation’s health. Those 4 strategic directions are:
It is about time that we have have a national plan to empower families, especially those with type 2 diabetes, to take action and make healthy lifestyle changes.