The US government wants to hear from you as it develops and refines a set of national health objectives. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) seeks comments from psychological scientists and others on its Healthy People 2030 objectives, and you should submit a comment by January 17, 2019, if you wish to provide input.
Healthy People is an initiative from ODPHP, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention topics. The initiative currently contains 1,200 objectives in 42 topic areas, but for the next iteration of this initiative, called Healthy People 2030, ODPHP aims to update and streamline the objectives. ODPHP calls on you to comment on currently existing draft objectives, as well as propose additional objectives for consideration.
“In response to stakeholder input, Healthy People 2030 will be a streamlined set of national health objectives guiding the Nation in efforts to improve health. While this translates to a smaller set of objectives, Healthy People 2030 will continue to represent critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and driving action at the national, state, and local levels,” says ODPHP.
You can learn more about the Public Comment for Healthy People 2030 by clicking here. Again, public comments should be submitted by January 17, 2019, and should be submitted through the website linked above.