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National Prevention Council Annual Status Reports

Every year, the Council submits a report describing national progress in meeting specific prevention, health promotion, and public health goals defined in the National Prevention Strategy to the President and the relevant committees of Congress.

2013 Annual Status Report

The National Prevention Council 2013 Annual Status Report (PDF - 3.3 MB) is now available. The Report shows how each of the departments and agencies that make up the National Prevention Council are making the federal government a leader in prevention. Highlights include the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative, new work from the VA improving access to healthy food, and a multidepartment collaboration to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Additionally, the Report shows positive trends in some leading health indicators, including decreases in the number of youth ages 3 to 11 exposed to second-hand smoke and decreases in stroke and overall cancer deaths.

The Report also includes several major new announcements, including:

  • A new Uniform and Appearance policy from the USPHS Commissioned Corps, making it the first Uniformed Service to prohibit tobacco use while in uniform.
  • The addition of three new departments to the National Prevention Council, creating new opportunities for prevention.
  • The availability of new toolkits developed from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the National Association of City and County Health Officials to support state and local implementation of the National Prevention Strategy.

Read the National Prevention Council 2013 Annual Status Report (PDF - 3.3 MB)

Previous Annual Status Reports

Read the National Prevention Council 2012 Annual Status Report  (PDF - 490 KB)

Read the National Prevention Council 2011 Annual Status Report  (PDF - 259 KB)

Read the National Prevention Council 2010 Annual Status Report  (PDF - 84 KB)