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Public Comment for Healthy People 2030

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The framework refers to the Healthy People 2030 vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals that will guide the selection and prioritization of objectives for Healthy People 2030. Read the full Committee report [PDF - 628.8 KB].

Public comment is an essential part of developing Healthy People. Members of the public—including individuals, stakeholders, and organizations—are invited to provide comments on the Healthy People 2030 framework for consideration by HHS. This round of public comment will be open until September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. E.T.

Participate in Public Comment

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Review or comment on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030.

How did the Committee develop the framework?

The Committee developed this proposed framework during their public meetings, beginning in December 2016. The final proposal was presented at the April 27, 2017 meeting.

How does the public comment process work?

You may comment on individual sections of the framework or leave a general comment. Comments should be clear, concise, and specific to the proposed concepts and language.

HHS will carefully review the comments received during this public comment period. Comments will be moderated prior to publishing—see the guidelines below for more information.

Please note: We are not accepting proposals for objectives to be included in Healthy People 2030 at this point. The public will be invited to comment on proposed objectives in the future.

If you have other questions about public comment, please email HP2030@hhs.gov.


Guidelines for Public Comments

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) maintains an online public comment database for the purpose of facilitating public input and participation in the development of our programs. All submitted comments are reviewed prior to being published online and should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Comments must be related to the stated purpose of the request. Public comments are requested for specific purposes, which are stated at the top of online comment collection forms. Comments unrelated to the stated purpose will not be published.
  2. Comments must be suitable for online publication. Comments that contain profanity, inappropriate images, copyrighted materials, or that are intended to defame specific individuals (i.e., slander or libel) or groups of individuals (i.e., derogatory or discriminatory remarks) will not be published.
  3. Comments must not contain information that is exempt from public disclosure. Public availability of comments is subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA exempts certain types of information from public disclosure. Comments that contain information that is exempt under FOIA will not be published. visit: https://www.foia.gov/faq.html#exemptions.

ODPHP works with Federal advisory committees to seek independent expert advice to inform our programs. Federal advisory committees are required to seek public comments. When the public submits comments to an advisory committee through the online comment database, ODPHP provides the committee with all comments that meet the guidelines stated above. Therefore, comments provided to advisory committees are also published online for public viewing.

ODPHP retains copies of all submitted comments. With the exception of comments that are subject to FOIA exemptions, comments that are not published online because they do not meet these guidelines are available for public inspection upon request by contacting odphpinfo@hhs.gov.