Be Part of Making Healthy People Come Alive for Americans

Announced from Health People 2020.


Healthy People 2020 Launch on December 2, 2010  |  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST

You have played an important role in developing Healthy People 2020. Now the real work begins! It is with great excitement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites you to be part of the launch of Healthy People 2020. The event will take place on December 2, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Please either attend in person or participate via Web streaming.

In setting the country’s health promotion and disease prevention agenda for the past three decades, Healthy People has articulated overarching goals and tracked movement toward established targets. As we prepare for the next decade, the initiative aims to unify the national dialogue about health, motivate action, and encourage new directions in health promotion, providing a public health roadmap and compass for the country.

The event on December 2, 2010, will mark the beginning of Healthy People 2020 and the official release of the decade’s national health promotion and disease prevention objectives. Your work to implement Healthy People 2020 throughout the decade will be critical to improving the health of the Nation. We look forward to your participation.

The program will include remarks from the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh and members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020. There will be an introduction and orientation to the Healthy People 2020 Web site and objectives, followed by a panel discussion about the uses of Healthy People 2020. The launch will be held at the Jack Morton Auditorium of the George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052. The event also will be available via Web streaming. You can ask live questions via Webcast and Twitter.

To attend the launch or participate via Web streaming, register by visiting

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Questions about the Healthy People 2020 launch? Email us at

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One Response to Be Part of Making Healthy People Come Alive for Americans

  1. I really hope the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2020 are achieved it is a shock that today so many deaths are treatable and that so much is spent with such little result. That make 2020 work!!

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