Obama Administration to Release National Prevention Strategy

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thursday, June 16, HHS Secretary Sebelius, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Melody Barnes, domestic policy adviser and the director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will join with other administration officials to unveil the first ever National Prevention Strategy. The National Prevention Strategy, called for under the Affordable Care Act, outlines the ways that public and private partners can help Americans stay healthy and fit and improve our nation’s prosperity. It helps move the nation away from a focus on disease and illness to a focus on wellness and prevention.



Press Conference to release National Prevention Strategy



Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Tom Harkin, United States Senator, Iowa

Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Adviser and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, White House

Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Robert Velasco, II, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service



Thursday, June 16, 2011

11:00 a.m. EDT

Media Pre-Set at 10:30 a.m. EDT



U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hubert Humphrey Building
Great Hall
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Live at www.hhs.gov/live


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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Fitness & Nutrition  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government