Prioritizing preventive care is the Collaborative’s North Star. The power of prevention enhances quality of life. It reduces chances of personal physical and mental suffering and the financial and physical tradeoffs brought on by multiyear treatments. Everyone’s efforts—individuals, families, employers, communities, public health agencies, governments—are required to promote the adoption of healthy behaviors. Sandoval Health Collaborative plays its part as an advocate for healthy living and a voice for consumers unable to navigate a complicated health system.
Lower-income individuals are more likely to suffer from chronic disease and may be disproportionately burdened by the costs and associated social and economic consequences. Interventions to prevent and better manage existing chronic disease can reduce direct costs and prevent many indirect costs from ever emerging, thus improving the economic well-being of individuals and the country as a whole.
Good health begins where you live, work and play.
Prevention pays off.
What can be done to mitigate and manage chronic disease? The National Conference of State Legislatures offers a roadmap.
Sandoval County ranks #2 (good) in NM in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation annual health rankings. See where we exceed state and national trends and where improvement is indicated.
Sandoval County Health Council’s Health Needs Assessment (2019)