Presentation on theme: "National Prevention Strategy"— Presentation transcript:
1 National Prevention Strategy Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Member InstituteAugust 10, 2011Corinne Graffunder, DrPhDirector, National Prevention Strategy
2 The Affordable Care Act In Addition to Coverage, Quality, and Cost… Unique Opportunities for PreventionIt is important to note that the Affordable Care Act is more than just about insurance coverage. It is a unique opportunity to bring prevention to the forefront of our efforts to improve the health of Americans.
3 National Prevention Council Role/Responsibility:Prioritize and align prevention efforts across the federal government and the nationComposition:Chaired by the Surgeon GeneralCouncil members: 17 federal departmentsAdvisory Group: 25 non-federal membersThe establishment of the National Prevention Council - and its charge to develop a National Prevention Strategy - represents an unprecedented opportunity to prioritize and align prevention efforts across the federal government and to create a blueprint for health promotion throughout the nation. It will also help to ensure that prevention efforts are most effective and grounded in evidence-based science.The National Prevention Council is chaired by the Surgeon General and made up of cabinet secretaries and leaders from 17 federal departments and agencies.The legislation calls for an Advisory Group to be established, with members appointed by the President and housed out of the Surgeon General’s Office. The Advisory Group will be comprised of no more than 25 non-federal members. Members are expected to be familiar with lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention and management, integrative health care practices, and health promotion. This group will have an on-going role in advising the Council and supporting the implementation of the National Prevention Strategy.
4 National Prevention Council Bureau of Indian AffairsDepartment of LaborCorporation for National and Community ServiceDepartment of TransportationDepartment of AgricultureDepartment of Veterans AffairsDepartment of DefenseEnvironmental Protection AgencyDepartment of EducationFederal Trade CommissionDepartment of Health and Human ServicesOffice of Management and BudgetDepartment of Homeland SecurityOffice of National Drug Control PolicyDepartment of Housing and Urban DevelopmentWhite House Domestic Policy CouncilDepartment of Justice
5 Affordable Care Act: Section 4001 Advisory Group17 non-federal membersStatutory Role:Develop policy and program recommendationsAdvise National Prevention Council on prevention and health promotion practicesAffordable Care Act: Section 4001
6 National Prevention Strategy Extensive stakeholder and public inputAligns and focuses prevention and health promotion efforts with existing evidence baseSupports national plans, such as:Healthy People 2020The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the PresidentThe Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlateConducted working group meetings in October and November with representatives from the council departments to draft recommendations and action items.Engaged and solicited input from the public and various stakeholder groups on the National Prevention Council website.Engaged Advisory Group thru in-person meetings, webinars and teleconferencesRegular webinars and teleconferences with council departments thru each phase of development and implementation
7 VisionWorking together to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by moving the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on prevention and wellness.
9 Healthy and Safe Community Environments Clean air and waterAffordable and secure housingSustainable and economically vital neighborhoodsMake healthy choices easy and affordable
10 Clinical and Community Preventive Services Evidence-based preventive services are effectivePreventive services can be delivered in communitiesPreventive services can be reinforced by community-based prevention, policies, and programsCommunity programs can promote the use of clinical preventive service (e.g., transportation, child care, patient navigation issues)
11 Empowered PeoplePeople are empowered when they have the knowledge, resources ability, and motivation to identify and make healthy choicesWhen people are empowered, they are able to take an active role in improving their health, supporting their families and friends in making healthy choices, and leading community change
12 Elimination of Health Disparities Health outcomes vary widely based on race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and other social factorsDisparities are often linked to social, economic or environmental disadvantageHealth disparities are not intractable and can be reduced or eliminated with focused commitment and effort
13 Priorities Tobacco Free Living Preventing Drug Abuse and Excessive Alcohol UseHealthy EatingActive LivingMental and Emotional Well-beingReproductive and Sexual HealthInjury and Violence Free LivingSource: National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2008
14 Recommendations (Example) Encourage community design and development that supports physical activity.Promote and strengthen school and early learning policies and programs that increase physical activity.Facilitate access to safe, accessible, and affordable places for physical activity.Support workplace policies and programs that increase physical activity.Assess physical activity levels and provide education, counseling, and referrals.Active Living
15 Actions (Example) Federal Government will…. Promote the development of transportation options and systems that encourage active transportation and accommodate diverse needs.Support adoption of active living principles in community design, such as mixed land use, compact design, and inclusion of safe and accessible parks and green space.Support coordinated, comprehensive, and multicomponent programs and policies to encourage physical activity and physical education, especially in schools and early learning centers.Federal Government will….
16 Partners Can…. (Example) Support schools and early learning centers in meeting physical activity guidelines.States, Tribal, Local, and Territorial GovernmentsAdopt policies and programs that promote walking, bicycling, and use of public transportation.Businesses and EmployersConduct physical activity assessments, provide counseling, and refer patients to allied health care or health and fitness professionals.Health Care Systems, Insurers, and CliniciansEngage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week (adults) or at least one hour of activity each day (children).Individuals and Families
20 Implementation Statutory Role: Provide coordination and ongoing leadershipEstablish processes for continual public inputEstablish specific and measureable agency- specific actions to address recommendationsMonitor and track state actionsAnnual Status Report
21 Optimal Implementation CommunicationAlignmentNetwork & Capacity BuildingPartner EngagementAnalysis and ResearchEvaluation and Accountability
22 What’s Next Federal implementation planning National implementation effortsTools and resources to support NPS communication, planning and integrationEnhanced web presenceMonitory and track progressShare successes/best practices!
23 What Can You Do?Incorporate NPS in your communications to programs, stakeholders, and employeesEngage other departments in prevention planning and implementationFrame future policies and regulations with prevention in mindShare successes/best practices!
24 Contact the National Prevention Council at: Thank you.For more information go to:Contact the National Prevention Council at: