Beyond the Four Walls: Why Community Is Critical to Community Health

Publication date: 
July, 2015

The Vitality Institute Commission on Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans made five actionable recommendations to close gaps in empirical evidence on prevention, place prevention at the center of health policies and actions in the U.S. and work with stakeholders from all sectors to prevent major non-communicable diseases. These recommendations were investing in prevention science, strengthening leadership, creating markets for health, making health measurable and promoting cross-sector collaboration.

This report shares evidence and a call to action to increase cross-sector collaboration that generates systemic health improvements across society.

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