Make prevention a top priority — OECD Recommendation # 4, for Health Resilience and Foresight


Foster a “prevention revolution” in government plans on healthcare sustainability;

Increase the percentage of government funding for prevention and screening programs, which at its current average of 2,7% of all health spending in OECD countries is disparagingly low


This is an excerpt of the publication below, with the title above, focused on the topic in question.

OECD
Stronger Together

A Business at OECD campaign calling for health resilience and foresight
2022


Edited by


Joaquim Cardoso MSc.
The Health Foundation
Health Prevention Strategy Institute

June 22, 2022


Key messages

  • Foster a “prevention revolution” in government plans on healthcare sustainability:
  • Increase the percentage of government funding for prevention and screening programs, which at its current average of 2,7% of all health spending in OECD countries is disparagingly low,
  • Partner with businesses to promote consumer education and healthy choices, the regular participation in sports, fitness and physical activity, and the paramount importance of early diagnosis, screening and care.
  • Healthcare systems should favor primary care, and include community pharmacy in these efforts to help clear serious treatment backlog built up in past 24 months due to the pandemic
  • Evaluate which partnerships work well, specifically what makes them effective in terms of outcomes, behavior change, and stakeholder involvement, to guide governments as they focus on prevention and early care.




OECD recent Business at OECD campaign on health resilience and foresight calls on governments and the OECD to empower, involve, incentivize, and deepen work on health policy. 


This special campaign showcases what our national business bodies and affiliated multinational corporations are doing on-the-ground to boost health resilience and promote sustainable approaches to health. 

Browse the campaign here and see the list of contributions from our National Member Organizations and extended business constituents




MAKE PREVENTION A TOP PRIORITY 

How OECD and governments can make a difference:

FOR EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RESEARCH, AND HEALTH MINISTRIES: 

  • Increase the percentage of government funding for prevention and screening programs, which at its current average of 2,7% of all health spending in OECD countries is disparagingly low, 
  • and invest in programs aiming to tangibly increase populations’ health literacy and foster behavioral change.

Increase the percentage of government funding for prevention and screening programs, which at its current average of 2,7% of all health spending in OECD countries is disparagingly low,


FOR ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, AND HEALTH MINISTRIES: 

  • Partner with businesses to promote consumer education and healthy choices, the regular participation in sports, fitness and physical activity, and the paramount importance of early diagnosis, screening and care. 
  • Doing so will create concrete returns on investment and productivity as citizens will make informed choices that will reduce risk factors for both chronic and communicable diseases.

Partner with businesses to promote consumer education and healthy choices, the regular participation in sports, fitness and physical activity, and the paramount importance of early diagnosis, screening and care.


FOR OECD: 

  • Foster a “prevention revolution” in government plans on healthcare sustainability: establish communications best practices and principles that government ministries can use to mobilize internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Main messages should outline the critical role prevention and screening play in reducing the burden of both physical and psychological non-communicable diseases, which also negatively affect economic productivity overall.

Foster a “prevention revolution” in government plans on healthcare sustainability:


FOR ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, AND HEALTH MINISTRIES

  • Healthcare systems should favor primary care, and include community pharmacy in these efforts to help clear serious treatment backlog built up in past 24 months due to the pandemic.

Healthcare systems should favor primary care, and include community pharmacy in these efforts to help clear serious treatment backlog built up in past 24 months due to the pandemic.


FOR OECD: 

  • Evaluate which partnerships work well, specifically what makes them effective in terms of outcomes, behavior change, and stakeholder involvement, to guide governments as they focus on prevention and early care.

Evaluate which partnerships work well, specifically what makes them effective in terms of outcomes, behavior change, and stakeholder involvement, to guide governments as they focus on prevention and early care.




ORIGINAL PUBLICATION

Originally published at https://biac.org/?page_id=25523

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