Purpose of Meeting:Every 10 years, through the Healthy People initiative, HHS leverages scientific insights and lessons from the past decade, along with the new knowledge of current data, trends, and innovations to develop the next iteration of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Since 1979, Healthy People has set and monitored national health objectives to meet a broad range of health needs, encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of our prevention and health promotion activities. 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.
Public Participation at Meeting:Members of the public are invited to listen to the online Committee meeting. There will be no opportunity for oral public comments during the online Committee meeting. Written comments, however, are welcome throughout the development process of the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2020. They can be submitted through the Healthy People Web site at:http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/comments/or they can be e-mailed toHP2020@hhs.gov.
To listen to the Committee meeting, individuals must pre-register to attend at the Healthy People Web site located athttp://www.healthypeople.gov. Participation in the meeting is limited. Registrations will be accepted until maximum WebEx capacity is reached and must be completed by 9 a.m. ET on April 1, 2010. A waiting list will be maintained should registrations exceed WebEx capacity. Individuals on the waiting list will be contacted as additional space for the meeting becomes available.
Registration questions may be directed to Hilary Scherer atHP2020@norc.org(e-mail), (301) 634-9374 (phone) or (301) 634-9301 (fax).
Dated: February 16, 2010.
RADM, USPHS, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.