The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Prevention Strategy

2013 Legislative Summit: Aug. 13, 2013



Brigette Ulin,
acting director, Office of National Prevention Strategy,
Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The National Prevention Strategy is a comprehensive plan that will help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. Created by the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council in consultation with the public and an Advisory Group of outside experts, the Strategy recognizes that good health comes not just from receiving quality medical care but from stopping disease before it starts. Good health also comes from clean air and water, safe outdoor spaces for physical activity, safe worksites, healthy foods, violence-free environments and healthy homes.

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