Please post at least one to two discussions in regard to: ILLNESS VERSUS HEALTH PROMOTION at least a paragraph;

3 is the magic number for EACH discussion board/question class.

1 primary post that is substantive (~150+ words) and includes a reference (book, journal, or website)

Criticism has been leveled at the curative rather than health promotion and disease prevention focus of the U.S. healthcare system. Should the focus change? Why or why not? Do you see evidence of a shift occurring? If so, what do you think is contributing to that change?

2 secondary peer/faculty posts of any length

1, Yes, because it is the Americans who spend more on health and treatment than any other country. People do not realize that behavior modification is a way to prevent disease. Lack of accessibility, high costs, and lack of timely availability of physicians who participated in the Affordable Care Act exchange limited patients from receiving preventing care. The physicians should be rewarded for preventing disease and must hold patients individually accountable for behaviors. The healthcare system focus should always be towards the prevention of the disease rather than a cure, the healthcare systems are more focused on preventive care measures and it also helps for any extra medical expenses with the help of periodic checkups and medical policies. Prevention also has long-term economic effects and it can reduce absenteeism and improve worker and corporate productivity. The shift is towards creating awareness to prevent any sort of diseases by the healthcare system, healthcare organizations have been able to recognize the importance of health awareness promotions and disease management. We can improve outcomes such as increasing life expectancy and improve infant mortality rates (Austin and Wetle, 2017).


2, Americans spend over $3 trillion a year on health care but have shorter life expectancies and higher rates of infant mortality and diabetes than our global peers. Our behaviors, shaped by our physical and social environments, are the primary determinants of health and well-being. Prevention can reduce the risk factors that lead to chronic diseases, slow their progression, improve overall health and reduce health care spending. Taking a prevention-first approach reaps benefits in the workplace as well: An unhealthy population leads to higher rates of absenteeism and presentism. In fact, the annual costs related to lost productivity due to absenteeism totaled $84 billion in 2013, according to the Gallup-Health ways Well-Being Index (Frist & Rivlin, 2015).
Preventative care is used in the company I work at for its employees and members. We offer disease management to our members for people that have congested heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and renal failure. This would provide a nurse to contact members with these diseases to review the symptoms and get them outpatient care with their provider before they must be readmitted to the hospital.
The employees also get discount on their insurance payments by not smoking or going to smoking cessation classes provided by the employer, getting a flu shot, and seeing your primary care physician for preventative care annually.

Frist, B., & Rivlin, A. (2015, May 28). The power of prevention.



Reference examples in APA 7th edition format!
Book Example:

Gordon, K. E. (2013). The deluxe transitive vampire: The ultimate handbook of grammar for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed. Pantheon Books.

Journal Example:

Jacobson, J. W., Mulick, J. A., & Schwartz, A. A. (2014). A history of facilitated
communication: Science, pseudoscience, and antiscience: Science working group on facilitated communication. American Psychologist, 50(2), 750-765.

Website Example:

Lawton. K. A., Cousineau, L., & Hillard, V.E. (2011). Plagiarism: Its nature and consequences.