Why Behavioral and Environmental Interventions are Needed to Improve Health at Lower Cost June 15, 2015 | Looking at a 30 year time horizon, the authors argue in this HealthAffairs article that investments in the prevention-based initiatives that target behavioral and environmental risks are imperative to success of health care cost reduction strategies. When looking at the short-term, ten-year benefits of many health care strategies, such preventative efforts that influence the underlying system dynamics of risk that necessitate the need for care are often overlooked. View the Resource Milstein, B., Homer, J., Briss, P., Burton, D., & Pechacek, T. (2011). Why Behavioral And Environmental Interventions Are Needed To Improve Health At Lower Cost. Health Affairs, 30, 5, 823-832.