By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.
The U.S. health system’s current focus on disease management (>96% of health care costs) offers little opportunity for health promotion (< 4 % of health care cost) programs. Major medical care tends to treat an individual’s illness post-diagnosis, without investing in either wellness care or disease prevention. Our goal is to create more participation in teaching people to live well to create health. In doing so, this will diminish the cost of medical care used to treat preventable and reversible illness, injury and age related disorders. Medicine is best used to treat urgencies and emergencies.