PREVIOUS ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES - 2009
Healthy People 2020
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 prevention efforts and activity. Every 10 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reviews lessons learned from the past decade, along with new research, trends, and innovations and revises these national health goals.
You can subscribe to the Healthy People listserv for the latest information on Healthy People 2020 and to receive e-mail notices of related news, events, publications, etc. See https://list.nih.gov/archives/healthypeople.html.
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 will shape Healthy People 2020, its purpose, goals, organization, and action plans. HHS is asking for input from communities and stakeholders through public meetings across the country and public comment periods. You can subscribe to the Healthy People listserv for the latest information on Healthy People 2020 and to receive e-mail notices of related news, events, publications, etc. See https://list.nih.gov/archives/healthypeople.html.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is convening five regional meetings to discuss the development of the framework for Healthy People 2020, the national health goals for the next decade. A sixth meeting is planned in the Washington, DC area (Bethesda, MD) to gain input from national organizations and other interested groups and individuals. You can register to attend these meetings at http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/regional/default.asp.
* Atlanta, GA, March 17 – HHS Regions III and IV
This is your chance to make your voice heard regarding what you feel is necessary to improve breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity. For information on the entire process go to: www.healthypeople.gov.
* San Francisco, CA, April 1 – HHS Regions IX and X
Fort Worth, TX, April 14 – HHS Regions VI and VII
* Chicago, IL, April 30 – HHS Regions V and VIII
New York, NY, May 14 - HHS Regions I and II
Bethesda, MD, May 28 – DC Area Healthy People Stakeholders
Healthy People 2020 will be launched in two phases. The organizing framework, including the vision, mission, and overarching goals, will be issued in late 2008 or early 2009. The specific objectives, accompanied by strategies for achieving them, will be launched in 2010. You can provide feedback on various conceptual aspects and proposals for specific elements, including vision, mission, overarching goals, organizing framework, users, and implementation. Your general comments also are welcome at http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/comments/default.asp.