National Preventive Health Care Association
Development of Preventive Health Care Centers The healthcare system is laboring under the misconception that its primary goal is to reactively respond to acute-care needs. This premise fails to recognize that proactively keeping people healthy with preventive care can do more to improve and prolong the quality of life at a lower cost than reactive acute care will ever be able to do. Taking personal responsibility for our health first and relying on the healthcare system second, will greatly improve our lives and dramatically improve our current system of healthcare. A successful change in the trajectory of healthcare is going to require innovation, leadership, creativity, risk taking, and bucking the norm. It is going to require truly entrepreneurial health purchasing and a binary system that returns purchasing power to the individual. It is going to require the creation of a national delivery system for preventive health care services. (PHC System)