Partners: Implementing the National Prevention Strategy
The National Prevention Strategy encourages partnerships among federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial governments; business, industry, and other private sector partners; philanthropic organizations; early learning centers, schools, colleges and universities; community and faith-based organizations; and individuals and families to improve health through prevention.
Since the release of the National Prevention Strategy, a growing number of state and local governments, professional organizations, and community groups are incorporating the Strategic Directions and Priorities into their policies and programs, as the following examples show:
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NewPublic Health
- NewPublicHealth spoke with Council members including Cabinet Secretaries, Agency directors and their designees about their prevention initiatives.
- The City of Chicago’s Healthy Chicago 2020 and the County of San Diego: Live Well San Diego! , both modeled after the Strategy.
- The National Association of Counties has endorsed the Strategy and supports its implementation across all levels of government and in communities.
- The National Association of County and City Health Officials the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials are developing tools to enhance implementation at state and local levels.
- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials also released Implementing the National Prevention Strategy: 2013 State Partners Meetings Overview (PDF) which describes efforts to support the Strategy at the state level.
- The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is aligning its priorities with the Strategy.
- The Institute of Medicine has released two reports, For the Public’s Health: Investing in a Healthier Future and Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health , making recommendations that build upon the National Prevention Council’s efforts and the Strategy.
- The Rhode Island and Massachusetts legislatures are working to establish state prevention councils.