Know someone who is doing extraordinary things to improve public health in your community? Nominate them (before Friday, August 9) as a Champion of Change for Prevention and Public Health.
The champion’s work may involve:
- Supporting community and clinical prevention efforts to address chronic disease, increase education and outreach, and integrate primary and behavioral health;
- Creating healthy and safe communities by promoting healthier schools, homes and workplaces that make the healthy choice the easy choice;
- Working to address health disparities and empower all Americans to make healthy choices by addressing health concerns that disproportionately affect certain populations;
- Strengthening public health infrastructure and improving public health’s capacity to detect and control disease and other threats;
- Increasing the uptake of important preventive services; and
- Promoting tobacco prevention.
“We know that efforts to promote the public’s health and prioritize prevention happen in America’s towns and cities, in schools and parks, in churches and community centers. Every day, local leaders across America’s communities are stepping up in big ways to make sure all Americans have the opportunity to live a healthy life,” said Paul Dioguardi, director, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in a communication.
Winners will be invited to the White House in September to celebrate their accomplishments and showcase their actions to support healthier communities.
If you have any questions, email ExternalAffairs@hhs.gov.