Planning Committee | Healthy
People | Healthy People Consortium |
for Networked Consumer Health Information ]
This was the first national
health promotion conference of the new century, convened by the Healthy People
Consortium and Partnerships
for Networked Consumer Health Information. Secretary Donna Shalala and
Surgeon General David Satcher were on hand for the official launch of Healthy People 2010.
The conference program featured plenary sessions focusing on national, State, and community
collaborations and more than 100 Breakout, Caucus, and Poster sessions.
|Disciplines in Attendance
||Federal, State, and
The program focused on four themes: Partnering for Health Improvements,
Eliminating Health Disparities, Increasing Quality and Years of Healthy Life, and Harnessing
Technology for Health. More than 1,200 public and private sector participants,
including the media, from throughout the United States and around the world
gathered in Washington, D.C. to see and hear about the latest health programs.
Visit the links listed below for
background on the conference and join the conference listserv
for updates on upcoming events!
|Healthy People is the
prevention agenda for the Nation and is updated every ten years. It identifies the most
significant preventable threats to health and focuses public and private sector efforts to
address them. Healthy People is based on the best scientific knowledge and is used
for decisionmaking and for action. To learn more about these efforts, visit
|Made up of more than 350
organizations interested in improving the health and well-being for all, member
organizations are national in scope, representing older adults, racial and ethnic
coalitions, educators, businesses, providers, and scientists among others. To learn
how you can join the Consortium and support achievement of the national health objectives,
please visit the Healthy People Consortium Web site at http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/pubs/hp2000/consort.htm.
|Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information
|Partnerships for Networked
Consumer Health Information is a public-private partnership that promotes development of
interactive telecommunication and computer technologies that help consumers take greater
responsibility for their health. The unique Partnerships Technology
Games will be featured at this meeting and showcase cutting-edge
applications and Web sites, offering prizes for innovation and excellence. To learn
more about the Games and past events, please visit the Partnerships Web site at http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/confrnce.
for Health in the New
Millennium January 24-28,
2000 Omni Shoreham Hotel,