Friday, January 14, 2011

The National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy Meeting

Partnership for Prevention joined with Trust for America’s Health in hosting an informal dialogue among key prevention stakeholders to discuss the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy (NPS).  The meeting was facilitated by Health Affairs’ Editor-in-Chief Susan Dentzer who moved the group through a discussion of each of the NPS’ strategic directions and respective implementation recommendations.  In preparation for the meeting participants had been asked to carefully review all draft “Recommendations” that the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (NPC) had identified as necessary to enhance and strengthen the four cross-cutting and six targeted strategic directions contained in the NPS.

The purpose of this unique stakeholder meeting was to identify specific action steps that non-federal (public and private sectors) stakeholders could take that would support the strategic directions and recommendations of the NPS. 

summary document on the day long discussion was prepared and highlights key recommended action steps identified during the day’s discussion.  These suggestions have been made available to the Surgeon General and other members of the NPC.  The recommendations do not represent consensus  but rather innovative ideas that Council members and members of the newly appointed “Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health” may wish to consider as the final NPS is written.  The Advisory Group was established by the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) to develop policy and program recommendations and advice for the NPC..

Contact Alyson Hazen Kristensen, MPH, Partnership’s Senior Fellow & Program Officer, at if you have questions or desire additional information.

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