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Minutes: Eighteenth Meeting: July 26, 2010

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Secretary’s Advisory Committee on 
National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020

Social and Physical Environmental Determinants, Committee Work in the Coming Year
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Eighteenth Meeting: July 26, 2010

Committee Recommendations (Approved by Vote)

  • All members who were present voted unanimously to approve the two documents produced by the Subcommittee on Action Steps and Evidence. These included:
    • Evidence-based Clinical and Public Health Initiatives: Generating and Applying the Evidence
    • Recommendations of the Subcommittee on Action Steps and Evidence
       
  • All members who were present voted unanimously to approve the Recommendations for Implementing Healthy People 2020, with the following revisions:
    • Explain the connections between the CHDI and Healthy People;
    • Include statements about data quality and coverage;
    • Include statements on the need for the CHDI to include data on social determinants.
       
  • All members who were present voted unanimously to approve the Supplementary Report on Societal Determinants of Health.

Next Steps

  • The Committee will work to identify effective strategies for publishing and packaging the products of the Committee’s work and ensure their dissemination in either hard copy or electronic formats.
  • The Committee will continue to provide support and guidance to ODPHP and the Secretary on the issues related to the implementation and launch of Healthy People 2020.
  • The Committee members will be contacted to determine scheduling for their next meeting.

I. Welcome and Desired Outcomes of the Meeting

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Chair of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 (the Committee), welcomed participants. He explained that the meeting’s primary focus would be on finalizing outstanding products of the Committee’s work. The members would also hear updates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on plans for the launch of Healthy People 2020 objectives, proposed HP2020 implementation activities, and the Community Health Data Initiative. Lastly, the Committee would discuss its future role in implementing Healthy People 2020.