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Launch of Healthy People 2020

IHRSA has been formally invited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) to participate in the launch of Healthy People 2020, on Thursday, December 2, in Washington, DC.

IHRSA’s Senior Public Policy Manager, Tom Richards, will be in attendance as the U.S.’s national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for the next decade are released. The Healthy People 2020 objectives are aimed at reducing the nation’s most significant and preventable threats to national health. IHRSA took part in reviewing and providing recommendations on the draft version of the objectives last year.

“I’m very much looking forward to the launch and implementation of Healthy People 2020. Clearly, IHRSA clubs are poised to play an even more vital role in the health of our nation over the next decade,” says Richards.

The program will include remarks from senior HHS officials 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 website and objectives, followed by a panel discussion about the uses of Healthy People 2020.

12.8.10 update: Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled Healthy People 2020, the nation’s 10-year objectives for improving America’s health.  Now, the objectives are available to the public online at  To view the Physical Activity Objectives, visit the physical activity portal.