The Need

Today's community health problems:

  • $300 Billion of healthcare costs could be saved via a focus on prevention
  • $150 Billion/year spent on Obesity + Chronic Disease medical costs (US only)
  • 70% US Deaths = Cardiovascular disease + Cancer + Diabetes
  • 58% decrease in new Diabetes cases via intensive lifestyle changes vs. 31% via drug therapy
  • 50% Global Mortality linked to Behavioral Risk Factors (Tobacco, Physical Inactivity, Unhealthy Diet)

Need today's young professionals:

  • 16.1% of young people out of work, 2 million with college degrees (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • 1 in 5 interested in public health (PEAR Survey, LSHTM)