5 Ways to Prioritize Prevention

Millions of people delayed preventive health activities during the pandemic, leading health care providers to fear increasing rates of preventable diseases. VHAN has gathered solutions to make it easier for your patients to know about and catch up on these important screenings and immunizations and get their health back in gear.

1. Watch the Well Moment webinar focused on preventive screenings. VHAN’s free community webinar series discussed the value of having a primary care provider, and how physical and mental health are intertwined. Watch it here.

2. Share VHAN’s wellness checklists for men, women and children. These handy checklists, which you can download from VHAN Hub’s patient education section, detail when cancer screenings are appropriate.

3. Encourage patients to get their screenings. Find creative ways to connect your patients to screening appointments by downloading VHAN’s Cancer Screenings Quick Reference Guide at this link.

4. Share the following My Vanderbilt Health articles that highlight facts about some of the most common cancers. These articles help employees understand the important of maintaining routine healthcare screenings. 

5. Promote the importance of childhood vaccinations. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is urging parents not to delay getting their children’s immunizations for preventable diseases such as measles, hepatitis and chickenpox. Download and share the childhood vaccination schedule on this site.

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