3010.0 Healthy People 2020: Setting the Health Agenda for the Next Decade

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
The US Department of Health and Human Services needs your input as it approaches a pivotal point in the development of the fourth set of national disease prevention and health promotion objectives—Healthy People 2020. Since 1980, Healthy People, a comprehensive set of 10-year national public health objectives, has been used by the public health and healthcare communities to guide health planning and motivate action. For three decades, the objectives identified by Healthy People have defined the Nation’s public health priorities. Drawing from lessons learned in past efforts, guidance from nationally recognized leaders serving on the fully public-member Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020, and public comment, HHS is identifying the specific objectives for the next decade. HHS has undertaken the objective selection process in collaboration with a broad spectrum of Healthy People stakeholders. During this session, senior officials from HHS will describe the newly released Healthy People 2020 framework and the criteria for developing specific objectives. The panel will welcome comments on the draft objectives from the audience and lead a discussion on how the new paradigm for Healthy People can be translated into action steps at the state, local and community levels as well as in academic, business, health care settings.
Session Objectives: Describe the Healthy People 2020 framework including the vision, mission and overarching goals. Articulate the criteria for selecting healthy People 2020 objectives Discuss how the objectives can be translated into actionable steps in a variety of settings. Identify the key data sources for Healthy People objectives. Navigate the Healthy People database: DATA2010.

8:30 AM

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)