Preventive Medicine has been on the right path to provide health benefits to the people. Through preventive measures and practices such as screening, counseling and preventive medication, the incidence of preventable diseases can be reduced and detection can be done in the early stages. Early treatment can improve clinical outcomes and quality of life. This, eventually, results in reducing premature mortality and morbidity of affected people who all deserve to live a good life with good mental health. Although preventive medicine has already been the main focus of the national health goals, existing preventive medicine programs have been merely policy-driven with insufficient evidence. Moreover, it is unclear that the current budget allocations and provider payments will lead to more preventive and less curative services.
Therefore, Thailand requires systematic development of a new holistic preventive medicine service system to systematically review existing evidence of effectiveness, develop recommendations for evidence-based preventive medicine service system, formulate and implement policies.