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National Prevention Council Members

The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council), called for by the Affordable Care Act, provides coordination and leadership at the federal level regarding prevention, wellness, and health promotion practices. It is composed of the heads of 20 federal agencies and chaired by Surgeon General.

On June 10, 2010, the President signed an Executive Order creating the National Prevention Council within the Department of Health and Human Services. Council members are cabinet secretaries, chairs, directors, or administrators of federal departments. Such high profile involvement demonstrates an unprecedented commitment to prevention and wellness in the US health care system. The National Prevention Council comprises these members:

  • Surgeon General, Council Chair
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Education
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Domestic Policy Council
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Department of the Interior
  • General Services Administration
  • Office of Personnel Management