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National Prevention Council Activities

On June 13, 2012 U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, chair of the National Prevention Council, released the National Prevention Council Action Plan: Implementing the National Prevention Strategy (PDF - 1.5 MB).

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NewPublicHealth spoke with Council members including Cabinet Secretaries, Agency directors and their designees about their prevention initiatives.

Regional Meetings and Events

Members of the National Prevention Council and Advisory Group, with assistance from local organizations, organized regional meetings that involved the regional offices of the federal departments represented on the National Prevention Council, state and local leaders, public health officials, health care professionals, funders, business leaders, community groups, academics, children, representatives from communities of faith, and the media. Such meetings serve to educate local communities about the National Prevention Strategy, build local partnerships, and highlight prevention programs and initiatives. Meetings have been held in a number of cities and involved thousands of community members.

Detroit, Michigan (October 11-12, 2012)

The Surgeon General was in Detroit on October 11-12, 2012 for a series of meetings and events on the National Prevention Strategy.

Norfolk, Virginia (October 2, 2012)

The Surgeon General spoke at the release of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center’s new Health Promotion and Wellness campaign.

Boston, Massachusetts (March 20-23, 2012)

The Surgeon General was in Boston on March 20-23, 2012 for a series of meetings and events on the National Prevention Strategy.

Raleigh, North Carolina (January 26-27, 2012)

The Surgeon General was in Raleigh on January 26-27, 2012 for a series of meetings and events on the National Prevention Strategy.

Chicago, Illinois (December 6-8, 2011)

The Surgeon General was in Chicago on December 6-8, 2011 for the first Regional Meeting on the National Prevention Strategy. Over 150 people from regional offices of federal agencies, state and local government, business, community groups and communities of faith attended the meeting on December 8.