Office of the National Prevention Strategy
Office of the National Prevention Strategy, in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy, provides technical and scientific support to the Office of the Surgeon General in implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Title IV, Section 4001, National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council).
Chaired by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, the National Prevention Council provides coordination and leadership among 17 executive departments and agencies with respect to prevention, wellness, and health promotion activities.
The National Prevention Council also has an Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative Public Health appointed by the President. The advisory group offers policy and program recommendations to the National Prevention Council and advises the council on effective, science-based prevention and health promotion practices.
On June 16, 2011, the National Prevention Council released the first ever National Prevention Strategy: America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness, or just NPS, which sets forth effective evidence-based and achievable means for improving the health and well-being of all Americans. The NPS provides an unprecedented opportunity to prioritize prevention by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple settings to improve health and save lives.
On June 13, 2012, the National Prevention Council released the National Prevention Council Action Plan. This plan highlights important opportunities that the National Prevention Council and its diverse 17 member departments, agencies, and offices—representing sectors such as housing, transportation, education, environment, and defense—are creating to ensure the health, well-being, and resilience of the American people.
OADP’s Office of the National Prevention Strategy
- Supports the National Prevention Council in the National Prevention Strategy
- Supports the National Prevention Council in developing annual status reports to the President and Congress
- Develops tools and resources to support implementing the NPS at the state and local level
- Identifies opportunities to leverage the NPS to increase collaboration
- Supports HHS and CDC in efforts to implement the NPS
- Monitors NPS progress and outcomes across the federal government