Missoula Measures - Preventive Clinical Care
A lifetime of appropriate clinical care that includes screenings for common, potential health problems will greatly improve the quality of a person’s entire life span, and reduce dependence on social support mechanisms in later years.
However, when money is tight, appropriate care, screenings, and control of chronic health conditions often takes a back seat to rent, groceries and other basic needs. Those living in poverty are often the most at risk for chronic diseases, and the least able to manage them in a healthy way.
Risk factors that contribute to chronic diseases:
- Physical inactivity
- High fat diet
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Over consumption of alcohol