National Prevention

HHS releases National Prevention Council Action Plan

Posted on June 13, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released today the National Prevention Council Action Plan, which aims to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.

The plan is the next step in federal implementation of the National Prevention Strategy, a comprehensive plan to tackle such issues as obesity, tobacco use, health disparities and chronic disease. The Action Plan complements prevention and wellness efforts already underway by the federal government, states, tribal and local governments, health care systems, businesses, communities, nonprofit organizations, and others. The National Prevention Council, established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) released the National Prevention Strategy last year. The council’s mission is to help move the nation’s health care focus from one based on sickness and disease to one on prevention and wellness.

The action plan includes commitments from…

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National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council issues first report

Posted on June 30, 2010

The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, which was created by the health reform law, has submitted its first report to Congress.

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