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Personalizing Prevention Solutions

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is seeking your input on chronic disease prevention in the U.S.

Published July 30, 2014

Personalizing Prevention Solutions

Here’s a true story: A man was told by his cardiac care nurse that he had to cut down on his salt intake to prevent another heart attack. He dutifully stopped putting table salt on his meals and instead switched to eating soup for dinner, believing it to be healthier. It wasn’t until a home visit from his nurse that she pointed out how much sodium his canned soups contained – more than his previous meals.

Clearly, an effective public health strategy is one that can be tailored to fit individual needs and lifestyles; this is particularly true in chronic disease prevention.

We want to know: How can prevention methods be personalized while effectively utilizing available resources?

Tell us what you think about how communities can better target individuals, as well as Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

There are three ways you can participate.

For more information about each theme and the grant, visit www.nyas.org/HealthStrategies.