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Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Notice of meeting.
Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provision of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the next federal advisory committee meeting regarding the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2020. This meeting will be open to the public and will be held online via WebEx software. The Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 will address efforts to develop the nation's health promotion and disease prevention objectives and strategies to improve the health status and reduce health risks for Americans by the year 2020. The Committee will provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services advice and consultation for developing and implementing the next iteration of national health promotion and disease prevention goals and objectives and provide recommendations for initiatives to occur during the initial implementation phase of the goals and objectives. HHS will use the recommendations to inform the development of the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2020 and the process for implementing the objectives. The intent is to develop and launch objectives designed to improve the health status and reduce health risks for Americans by the year 2020.
The Committee will meet on August 14, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
The meeting will be held online, via WebEx software. For detailed instructions about how to make sure that your windows computer and browser is set up for WebEx, please visit the “Secretary's Advisory Committee” Web page of the Healthy People Web site at: http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/advisory/default.asp.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Emmeline Ochiai, Designated Federal Officer, Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Room LL-100, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453-8259 (telephone), (240) 453-8281 (fax). Additional information is available on the Internet at http://www.healthypeople.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 Start Printed Page 37229next 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 to HP2020@hhs.gov. Please note that the public comment Web site will be updated throughout the Healthy People development process, so people should return to the site frequently and provide their input.
To listen to the Committee meeting, individuals must pre-register to attend at the Healthy People Web site located at http://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. EDT on August 14, 2009. 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 at HP2020@norc.org (e-mail), (301) 634-9374 (phone) or (301) 634-9301 (fax).Start Signature
Dated: July 22, 2009.
RADM, USPHS, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Disease Prevention and Health Promotion).
[FR Doc. E9-17895 Filed 7-27-09; 8:45 am]
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