What is preventive care?
Preventive care focuses on protecting, promoting, and maintaining people's health and well-being.
Why promote preventive care?
All of us should visit our health care provider from time to time, even when we are or think we are healthy. We call these regular check-ups preventive care visits. By focusing on prevention instead of treatment, these visits can help us maintain or improve our health by avoiding serious problems through early detection.
How can I help?
Start with SmartHealth to add a customizable online experience to your worksite wellness efforts. Employees can join a preventive care activity you promote from SmartHealth on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, making it easy to stay engaged both in and out of the office.
You can also promote the preventive services offered with our benefits package, host a worksite event, or offer self-care resources. Here are some examples of what you can do to help promote preventive care for your organization:
Go to the links below for more preventive care resources, campaigns, and initiatives.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The latest evidence-based information for improving your health through prevention.
- AHRQ Electronic Preventive Services Selector (available as a smartphone app)
Search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.
- American Institute of Preventive Medicine (AIPM)
Find well-designed inexpensive programs and materials for worksite wellness programs.
- Own Your Health
Campaign to empower consumers to become active participants in their own health and health care.
Comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
- United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention.
Free portal with a huge amount of health information.