|Health director’s conference to feature Surgeon General, new National Prevention Strategy|
|January 12, 2012|
North Carolina will host the second in a series of national events that showcase the new National Prevention Strategy (NPS), when the North Carolina State Health Director's meeting is held in Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 26-27.
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, who serves as director of the Council, will describe the new prevention strategies in a keynote address at the health director's conference, which will be held at the Marriott Crabtree Valley.
The first meeting to focus on the NPS was held in Chicago in early December 2011.
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, is a member of the advisory group for the NPS.
"Fortuitously, the annual health director's meeting had been planned to focus on encouraging new, novel partnerships around the state to promote prevention," Mayer-Davis said. "This is totally consistent with the collaborative philosophy of the NPS, and so it seemed fitting to facilitate an expansion of this meeting to promote the NPS. We are delighted to have the Surgeon General with us on the morning of Jan. 26 to offer the keynote address."
More information about the N.C. State Health Director's Conference, "Expanding Partnerships to Transform Health Outcomes," is available online.
The National Prevention Strategy aims to develop the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being for people in the U.S., prioritizing prevention as a means of doing so by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple settings. The NPS focuses on healthy and safe community environments, clinical and community preventive services, empowered people and the elimination of health disparities. The full National Prevention Strategy Report is available online (PDF).
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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or email@example.com.
|Last updated January 20, 2012|