Online Program

Healthy People 2020: Laying the foundation for a healthy nation

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Carter Blakey, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Since 1979, Healthy People has provided the foundation for building disease prevention and health promotion policies and programs across multiple sectors, including federal, state and local governments; businesses; academia, etc. Now in its fourth decade, Healthy People continues to serve as a uniting force that aligns various initiatives, policies and programs. This presentation will review the history and key elements of Healthy People 2020, describe how Healthy People 2020 differs from its predecessors, and demonstrate its new user-centered online tools and resources.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
List the key elements of Healthy People 2020. Articulate the structure of a Healthy People 2020 objective. Describe how Healthy People 2020 serves as the foundation for multiple prevention initiatives.

Keyword(s): Disease Prevention, Healthy People 2020

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the Deputy Director of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, I oversee the development, implementation and ongoing management of the Healthy People initiative. With this decade's initiative, Healthy People 2020, ODPHP serves as the co-lead agency for the HP2020 topic area on Social Determinants of Health.
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.