The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites the public to be part of its launch of Healthy People 2020.

The event will take place on Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, in Washington DC and via live web steaming.

“In setting the country’s health promotion and disease prevention agenda for the past three decades, Healthy People has articulated overarching goals and tracked movement toward established targets,” read a statement from the HHS. “As we prepare for the next decade, the initiative aims to unify the national dialogue about health, motivate action, and encourage new directions in health promotion, providing a public health roadmap and compass for the country.”

The launch event will mark the beginning of Healthy People 2020 and the official release of the decade’s national health promotion and disease prevention objectives.

The program will include remarks from the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh and members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020. There will be an introduction and orientation to the Healthy People 2020 web site and objectives, followed by a panel discussion about the uses of Healthy People 2020.

The launch will be held at the Jack Morton Auditorium of the George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington DC. To attend the launch or participate via Web streaming, register by visiting

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