Education & Preventive Health

Health education and promotion, prevention, and early intervention can sustain healthier longer lives. Many communities recognize the need for reducing obesity rates, as well as prevention of suicide, unintended pregnancy, and tobacco usage. Patients believe that strong relationships with their providers and regular check-ups help to maximize their preventive health care.

Michelle – Summit County, CO

Michelle, a public health nurse in Summit County, talks about education and prevention in health care. She tells the story of a woman who died of cancer because she never had a pap smear, despite having several children.

“The general rule of a public health nurse, you act as a nurse but your patient is the whole community, the health of the community.”

 

Listen to other stories of Coloradans’ experiences with education and prevention:
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