Primary Prevention and Care Should be the Focus of Healthcare Writes Meharry's Adrian Ware in RWJF Human Capital Blog

"The need for more cost-effective, comprehensive care has never been greater," said Meharry's Adrian L. Ware, third-year graduate student in public health and Health Policy Scholar at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College.

Ware's remarks were featured in the RWJF Human Capital Blog on August 14. His entry, "U.S. Needs Primary Prevention, Especially for the Poor and Underserved," emphasizes the need for primary care to ward off chronic disease in America.

"Primary prevention reduces both the incidence and prevalence of a disease, because the focus is on preventing the disease before it develops. This can change the health of the nation for the better," he wrote.

"Adequate, culturally competent, comprehensive health care for all citizens is a social justice issue, and a fundamental right."
To read more of Ware's remarks in the RWJF Human Capital Blog, click here.