The National Prevention Strategy is a health and wellness initiative developed by 17 federal departments and agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Surgeon General, in collaboration with outside experts and stakeholders. The initiative’s objective is to promote the most effective and achievable means for improving health across the nation.
The strategy provides evidence-based recommendations that are fundamental to improving health through the active engagement of all sectors of society. These recommendations follow four strategic directions:
The strategy’s seven priority areas include:
Family physicians are essential providers of preventive care services, and can help individuals adopt, embrace, and sustain healthier lifestyles. The AAFP and its members are committed to supporting the National Prevention Strategy in a collaborative process that will boost the health of our patients, families, and communities.
Joint Letter to Congressional Appropriators Urging Adequate Funding for Food Safety Programs - March 31, 2014(2 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to Senate HELP Committee Supporting Murthey for Surgeon General - January 23, 2014(2 page PDF)
AAFP Letter Supporting FDA Trans-Fat Determination - December 19, 2013(2 page PDF)
Joint Letter on the National Prevention Strategy - November 12, 2010(3 page PDF)
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