Thursday, April 15, 2010
During the health care debate, recommended clinical preventive services have been in the news as never before. Many people are unsure which services are recommended and for whom. An easy to use, free, interactive tool is now available. The DHHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has a widget which directs users to the clinical preventive services recommended for persons of their age and sex. If you want to remind a loved one what’s recommended for him or her, type in their age and sex and then email the results. When you see your healthcare provider, discuss keeping preventive care up-to-date. The preventive services and other tools are located at http://www.healthfinder.gov./ Organizations are free to add the widget to their websites.
Susan K. Maloney, MHS
Managing Senior Fellow & Senior Program Officer
Partnership for Prevention