Obama Administration to Release National Prevention Strategy

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thursday, June 16, HHS Secretary Sebelius, 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.

 

WHAT:

Press Conference to Release National Prevention Strategy

 

WHO:

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

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

 

WHEN:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Media Press Set at 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
 

WHERE:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.



CONTACT:

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Fitness & Nutrition  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  General Health  Managed Care

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