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2010 Annual Status Report National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council July 1, 2010
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National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council Chair Regina M. Benjamin MD, MBA VADM, USPHS Surgeon General Members Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education Chairman Jon Leibowitz, Federal Trade Commission Secretary Ray LaHood, Department of Transportation Secretary Hilda L. Solis, Department of Labor Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Department of Environmental Protection Agency Director R. Gil Kerlikowske, Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk, Department of the Interior Patrick Corvington, C.E.O., Corporation for National and Community Service
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2010 Annual Status Report—National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council ___________________________________________________________________________ 1 Introduction The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (known together as the Affordable Care Act) mandate the creation of the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council (Council) and the development of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy (Strategy) ( See Appendix 1 ). This presents a historic opportunity to bring prevention and wellness to the forefront of the nation’s efforts to improve health. The Strategy’s impact will be significant because it will take a community health approach to prevention and wellness — identifying and prioritizing actions across many sectors to reduce the incidence and burden of the leading causes of death and disability. Especially important are requirements that the Strategy establish actions within and across federal departments and agencies relating to prevention, health promotion, and public health. These actions should be grounded in science-based prevention recommendations and guidelines. The Strategy’s value will be determined, in part, by its ability to generate, align, and focus collaboration among governmental and nongovernmental partners in the development and implementation of prevention and wellness initiatives and programs. The Strategy will prioritize evidence-based policy and program interventions intended to meet measurable goals related to the leading causes of death and disability and the factors that underlie these causes, including tobacco use, obesity, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use. These priorities will align with specific Healthy People 2020 objectives and the overarching goals of increasing quality of life (including years of healthy life) for Americans; eliminating health disparities; promoting healthy development and healthy behaviors across life stages; and creating social and
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