Prevention is often the most effective way to improve health and control health care costs. For example, reductions in the prevalence of high blood pressure, excess weight, and cholesterol risk factors can result in substantial savings each year. [12-13] Every HIV infection prevented results in an estimated $355,000 of savings in the cost of providing lifetime HIV treatment.  The Affordable Care Act established the National Prevention Council and called for the development of the National Prevention Strategy to move the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on prevention and wellness. Preventing illness allows children to attend school and workers to be more productive and innovative. [15-17] This dashboard tracks preventive interventions that address some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The national summary data for the measures that comprise this dashboard are presented below.