254011 Welcome and Introduction

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM

Andrew Rein, MS , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington, WA
The National Prevention Strategy: America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness was released in June 2011 by the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council. Chaired by the Surgeon General and involving leaders from seventeen federal departments, the Council worked with partners across the country in both the public and private sectors to identify Recommendations and Actions within 4 cross-cutting Strategic Direction and 7 focused priority areas. Efforts are currently underway to implement the National Prevention Strategy.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe how improvements in health and wellness can be achieved and sustained through policy and systems change such as those included in the National Prevention Strategy. List the advantages/facilitators and drawbacks/barriers to implementing a health in all policies approach across federal departments. Articulate roles and approaches for taking a public policy approach to health for federal and nonfederal public and private, governmental and non-governmental sectors. Describe opportunities for public health and other stakeholders to implement the National Prevention Strategy.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I co-lead the development of the National Prevention Strategy. I am the Associate Director of Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I have vast experience in health, intergovernmental affairs, communications and policy and planning.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.