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Wednesday
Jan262011

IHRSA to Congress: "Prevention is Critical"

In an effort to keep up the drumbeat of prevention in Congress, IHRSA has sent a joint letter to both Senate and House leadership asking them to keep in mind the economic and health benefits of healthy lifestyles as they go forward with discussions on health care reform.

“Preventing chronic disease forthright is the sure-fire way to bring down the long-term cost of health care,” says IHRSA President and CEO, Joe Moore, discussing the letter in a blog post featured on TheHill.com, a leading DC publication, widely read by lawmakers and political figures.

In addition to keeping the focus on prevention solutions, IHRSA has also taken steps to create a stronger coalition of voices in support of prevention. Several organizations co-signed the letter, including the American College of Preventative Medicine, the American College of Preventative Medicine, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Exercise is Medicine Global Initiative and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

To read the full letter.