Group Health Department of Preventive Care

The Group Health Department of Preventive Care (DPC) is a subspecialty group within Group Health Physicians that works collaboratively with GHRI and the rest of Group Health to design, deliver, promote, and evaluate preventive care and health promotion services.

DPC helps Group Health develop, improve, and assess both primary and secondary prevention services. Primary prevention services reduce risk factors before diseases start; such services include immunization and smoking cessation. Secondary prevention services identify the early onset of disease leading to a reduction of death and disability; these services include breast and colorectal cancer screening.