Steps to Protect and Improve Health

There are many ways to protect your health. Below are some preventive health measures that may help you start a conversation about preventive health actions at your next doctor’s visit.

  • Screening and brief counseling by doctors on use of tobacco products.
  • Routine colorectal-cancer screening (for adults 50 and older)
  • Hypertension screening
  • Annual flu shots
  • Immunization of adults 65 and older against bacteria that cause pneumonia and related diseases.
  • Screening and brief counseling of problem drinkers by their physicians.
  • Vision screening
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Routine breast-cancer screening
  • Obesity screening, and diet and exercise counseling
  • Depression screening
  • Hearing-impairment screening (for adults 65 and over).

Source: Information provided by the Partnership for Prevention, a membership organization advancing policies and practices to prevent disease and improve the health of all Americans.