142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Implementing the National Prevention Strategy: A discussion of successes and challenges to collaborating across sectors to achieve better health for all Americans

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014

Brigette Ulin, MPH , Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The Affordable Care Act  provides an unprecedented opportunity for prevention.  The ACA created the National Prevention Council and called for the development of the nation’s first National Prevention Strategy (NPS) to guide the nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. The session will open with remarks from the Director of the Office of the National Prevention Strategy, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPS implementation successes, lessons learned, and challenges will be presented from a national perspective. An outline of proposed topics for discussion across four NPS priority areas (healthy eating, mental and emotional well-being, reproductive and sexual health, and preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use) will be presented. Group discussion will inform the development of future technical assistance resources and tools needed to advance the NPS in community organizations, coalitions and other settings to achieve better health for all Americans. We are most interested in lessons learned and “on the ground / in the field” challenges and barriers to collaborating across sectors to integrate prevention and health. Participants will discuss one NPS priority area that addresses (but not be limited to) the following topics (a) building partnerships across sectors and diverse contexts (b) finding common ground, decision-making and power sharing (c) policy development at the local level (upstream and downstream issues and ripple effects); and (d) enhancing capacities, mutual learning and sustainability.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe key areas of interest in advancing the goals of the National Prevention Strategy. Identify common facilitators and challenges to advancing community prevention / health improvement initiatives across sectors; toward advancing NPS strategic directions and priorities. Inform future technical assistance and resource development geared toward mutual learning among local actors to enhance NPS implementation in community settings.

Keyword(s): Prevention, Health Promotion and Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the Office of the National Prevention Strategy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.