Health is such a basic need, it impacts every aspect of a person’s daily life. A child with a toothache is unable to concentrate in school and succeed. A family without health insurance is often overwhelmed to the point of bankruptcy by the financial burdens of an illness. Seniors without prescription assistance have to make frightening decision on which medicine they can afford and which ones they will go without.
Safe Home and Community
Homes are free from violence and physical hazards; communities support people’s health, safety, and development.
Children start life with a healthy pregnancy and birth; age-appropriate, culturally competent, primary and preventive care that supports early development; and a healthy and supportive home environment.
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Individuals have accessible and affordable options and pursue a nutritious diet and regular physical activity.
Supporting Healthy Choices
Policies and practices in organizations, systems, institutions, personal networks, and neighborhood environments support healthy choices as the default choice for all individuals.
Access to Health Care
Necessary services, including preventive, mental, dental, pharmaceutical, and vision resources, are geographically, physically, culturally, and financially accessible.