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State of Alaska

Other Clinical Preventive Services

Other types of clinical preventive services include other preventive care and disease management. Examples include prenatal care, management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and arthritis, neonatal hearing testing and blood screening, screening for glaucoma, alcohol abuse screening and counseling by physicians, screening for sexually-trensmitted infections, and screening for and treatment of depression in children and adults. The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical recommendations for each topic.
Preventive services are key to reducing death and disability and improving the Nation's health. These services both prevent and detect illnesses and diseases-from flu to cancer-in their earlier, more treatable stages, significantly reducing the risk of illness, disability, early death, and medical care costs. Yet, despite the fact that these services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, millions of children, adolescents, and adults go without clinical preventive services that could protect them from developing a number of serious diseases or help them treat certain health conditions before they worsen.1 Increasing the number of people who take advantage of and have access to clinical preventive services continues to be a major public health challenge.


1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020. Washington, DC. Downloaded from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/leading-health-indicators/2020-lhi-topics/Clinical-Preventive-Services on 2/10/2015

The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 20 November 2017 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov ".

Content updated: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:10:15 AKST
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 20 November 2017 8:26:29 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:10:15 AKST