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Healthy People 2020 Launch December 2, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites everyone to be part of the launch of Healthy People 2020 on Thursday, 2 December 2010, 10AM – 12 PM, CT. If unable to attend in person, participation via Web streaming is available, but requires advance registration.

For more than 30 years, Healthy People has provided a public health road map and compass for the country. Join as the US Department of Health and Human Services unveils health promotion and disease prevention objectives for the next decade.

The event on December 2, 2010, will mark the beginning of Healthy People 2020 and the official release of the decade’s national health promotion and disease prevention objectives. The program will include remarks from the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh and members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020. There will be an introduction and orientation to the Healthy People 2020 Web site and objectives, followed by a panel discussion about the uses of Healthy People 2020.

The launch will be held at the Jack Morton Auditorium of the George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052. You can ask live questions via Webcast and Twitter. To attend the launch or participate via Web streaming, register by visiting www.healthypeople.gov/2020_reg/register.aspx.

Follow Healthy People on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gohealthypeople.

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