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Minutes: Fourteenth Meeting: August 14, 2009

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

Data & IT, Implementation, Evidence-based Actions, Process for Choosing National Priorities
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Fourteenth Meeting: August 14, 2009

Committee Recommendations (Approved by Vote)

  • The recommendations of the Subcommittee on Data and IT were unanimously approved. Any updates or revisions to the recommendations will be discussed at the next meeting.
  • The recommendations of the Subcommittee on Implementation were unanimously approved. Any updates or revisions to the recommendations will be discussed at the next meeting.
  • The Criteria for Evidence-based Strategies were unanimously approved. Any updates or revisions to the recommendations will be discussed at the next meeting.

Next Steps

  • Dr. Fielding noted that the Subcommittee should work with NORC to produce a revised version of prioritization recommendations that would be discussed more extensively at the September in-person Advisory Committee meeting.
  • The Charter has been officially renewed. ODPHP will individually inform Committee members once they have been officially approved.
  • The Subcommittee on Data & IT Subcommittee will compile its findings about sources of data for social and physical environmental determinants of health and will send this to the Committee.
  • The Subcommittees on Data & IT and Implementation will collaborate on how their activities should be integrated with Healthy People stakeholders.
  • Dr. Fielding and Dr. Kumanyika will continue to develop a supplementary report on operationalizing the concept of social determinants of health.

I.  Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Chair of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 (the Committee), welcomed the audience and thanked participants for their contributions to the development of Healthy People 2020. He said the meeting would begin with an update on the activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW). He introduced RADM Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP).

RADM Slade-Sawyer reported that Healthy People 2020 is still scheduled to be launched in the fall of 2010. The Healthy People Topic Area Workgroups are in the process of developing specific objectives, and the FIW is reviewing them. Workgroup coordinators and subject matter experts present to the FIW a detailed explanation of and justification for each objective. This objective review process was expected to be finished by September, 2009. Three regional meetings would be held in October and November to enable the public to provide feedback on the objectives. The healthypeople.gov Web site would also be updated with the draft objectives so that visitors can review them and submit comments online. At the end of the public comment period, Workgroup Coordinators would review feedback and consider revisions to objectives.