HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020: HELPING DEFINE U.S. GOALS
As a crucial part of the medical/public health community, you are encouraged to help shape the direction of the Healthy People 2020 objectives. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year, national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Healthy People 2020 will reflect assessments of major risks to health and wellness, changing public health priorities, and emerging issues related to our nation’s health preparedness and prevention. Those wishing to comment may submit online
The Healthy People 2020 <http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/Comments/default.asp
The process remains on track, with an anticipated roll-out date of early 2010. Release likely will coincide with the President’s fiscal year 2011 budget request for the Department of Health and Human Services. Soliciting input from the public, the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 has held fifteen meetings since January 2008. The next meeting is a Dec. 11 Webcast open to the public. Check the web link for details.