Fourth Meeting: July 30, 2008
Secretary's Advisory Committee on
National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020
General approach: Healthy People 2020 should be in the form of a
relational database, with no a priori limit on the number of
objectives. (11 votes in favor, 1 abstention, 1 absent)
A single model should be used to communicate about both the causes
of health and the process for creating solutions. (12 votes in favor,
This version of the Healthy People 2020 model should be used in the
report, although there will be additional opportunities to modify it.
(12 votes in favor, 1 absent)
The relational database should enable user groups to define how
they will access and organize the objectives. Thus, focus groups need
not be defined in advance.
(12 votes in favor, 1 absent)
Issues For Follow-up
- Dr. Kumanyika, Committee Vice-Chair, will coordinate final
revisions to the wording in the Healthy People 2020 model. (The
concepts in the model have already been approved.)
- The FIW will instruct current Healthy People 2010 focus area
coordinators to begin considering objectives within their respective
areas. The Committee may seek to ensure that topics that are not
covered by the Healthy People 2010 categories are not overlooked.
- The Committee will modify the "preamble" draft so that it can be
presented to the Secretary as a suggested introduction for the
Healthy People 2020 objectives.
- The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) will distribute a
draft of the Phase I report in advance of the September meeting.
Committee members should plan to comment on that fairly quickly.
- Dr. Manderscheid will develop a draft report section on health
information technology (IT) and will also draft language for a
potential goal about health IT and health communication.
Issues To Be Discussed At The September Meeting
Jeff Gallagher of WebEx Communications reviewed the meeting technology
and Federal Advisory Committee Act rules.
II. Welcome and Introductions
RADM Penelope Slade Royall, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health,
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, introduced herself and welcomed
participants to the fourth meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee
on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020
(Committee). RADM Royall provided an overview of Federal Advisory
Committee Act (FACA) regulations and guidelines for communicating with the
Committee. She noted that the focus of the meeting would be the
Committee's production of its Phase I report to the Secretary. She
provided a brief update on the progress of the HHS Federal Interagency
Workgroups (FIW), noting that it is on track to produce a separate report
on recommendations to the Secretary in October.
III. Expectations and Desired Outcomes of the 4th Meeting
Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Committee Chair, thanked the members for their
work. He noted there were over 200 participants on the call and expressed
appreciation for their interest and engagement in the development of
Healthy People 2020. Dr. Fielding offered an overview of the agenda and
main goals for the meeting. First, the Committee would take stock of the
work that has been done to date, especially within the subcommittees, and
discuss how best to integrate it into a cohesive product. Second, they
would formally vote on and approve issues and questions about which there
has been tacit consensus in the past. Third, the Committee would assign
responsibilities for writing and editing various sections of its first
report to the Secretary.
Synthesis of Committee Progress to Date
Dr. Fielding indicated that the Committee had accomplished a great deal
since its first meeting in January, 2008. He explained that voting during
the current meeting would be limited to broad, overarching concepts to be
included in the report. He provided a brief summary of the work
accomplished at each of the previous meetings of the full Committee and
reviewed the important work that has been done by the subcommittees.