September 18, 1997
TO : STATE AGENCIES ON AGING ADMINISTERING PLANS UNDER
TITLE III OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
SUBJECT : "Developing Objectives for Healthy People
The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit a copy of
the guide titled, "Developing Objectives for Healthy People
2010." It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate
in the process of developing Healthy People 2010, the third set
of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives.
This guide includes background on the Healthy People initiative,
the participants, a calendar of major events, and ways the public
can help develop objectives.
Proposed objectives and comments on the proposed structure may
be submitted through December 15, 1997. In the fall of 1998, a
draft of Healthy People 2010 objectives will be circulated for
public review and comment. We encourage everyone to participate
in these and other Healthy People 2010 development activities
to ensure that this initiative reflects the broad scope of public
health in the United States.
The Healthy People Steering Committee, the Healthy People Work
Group Coordinators, and the Secretary's Council on Health Promotion
and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2010 are working to develop
a suggested framework for Healthy People 2010. A call for comments
on the proposed framework and recommendations for alternative
approaches will be announced in the Federal Register in the fall
of 1997. The call for comments on the framework is located on
page 21 of this guide. Please feel free to use any part of the
guide in organizational newsletters to spread the word about the
comment period on the proposed Healthy People 2010 framework.
Any group or person may provide comments.
Welcome aboard to Healthy People 2010.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately
ATTACHMENT : "Developing Objectives for Healthy People 2010"
William F. Benson
Acting Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Aging