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Meeting of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health

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Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service.




In accordance with Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (the “Advisory Group”). The meeting will be open to the public. Information about the Advisory Group can be obtained by accessing the following Web site:​center/​councils/​nphpphc/​index.html.


The meeting will be held on October 3-4, 2011.


Will be announced on the Web site:​center/​councils/​nphpphc/​index.html.

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Office of the Surgeon General, 200 Independence Ave., SW.; Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 701H; Washington, DC 20001; 202-205-9517;

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On June 10, 2010, the President issued Executive Order 13544 to comply with the statutes under Section 4001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148. This legislation mandated that the Advisory Group was to be established within the Department of Health and Human Services. The charter for the Advisory Group was established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on June 23, 2010; the charter was filed with the appropriate Congressional committees and Library of Congress on June 24, 2010. The Advisory Group has been established as a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee.

The Advisory Group has been established to provide recommendations and advice to the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council (the “Council”). The Advisory Group shall provide assistance to the Council in carrying out its mission.

The Advisory Group membership shall consist of not more than 25 non-Federal members to be appointed by the President. The membership shall include a diverse group of licensed health professionals, including integrative health practitioners who have expertise in (1) worksite health promotion; (2) community services, including community health centers; (3) preventive medicine; (4) health coaching; (5) public health education; (6) geriatrics; and (7) rehabilitation medicine. There are currently 16 members of the Advisory Group appointed by the President. This will be the third meeting of the Advisory Group.

Public attendance at the meeting is limited to the space available. Members of the public who wish to attend must register by 12 p.m. EST September 26, 2011. Individuals should register for public attendance at by providing your full name and affiliation. Individuals who plan to attend the meeting and need special assistance and/or accommodations, i.e., sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated point of contact for the Advisory Group. The public will have the opportunity to provide comments to the Advisory Group on October 3, 2011; public comment will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Registration through the designated contact for the public comment session is also required. Any member of the public who wishes to have printed materials distributed to the Advisory Group for this scheduled meeting should submit material to the designed point of contact no later than 12 p.m. EST September 26, 2011.

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Dated: September 8, 2011.

Corinne M. Graffunder,

Acting Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health Office of the Surgeon General.

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[FR Doc. 2011-23869 Filed 9-16-11; 8:45 am]