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Paul Halverson named to national Healthy People 2030 advisory committee

December 6, 2016

Paul K. Halverson, founding dean and professor at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been named to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.

The advisory committee will provide advice and recommendations for objectives for the Healthy People 2030 initiative, scheduled for release in 2020. The initiative establishes disease-prevention and health-promotion objectives for the nation over the next decade.

Composed of subject-matter experts, the committee will have duties that include providing input on various components of Healthy People 2030, such as:

  • Mission and vision statements.
  • Framework.
  • Organizational structure.
  • Selection criteria for developing measurable, nationally representative objectives.

The Committee will also provide recommendations for:

  • Ensuring the selection criteria identify objectives that address public health issues shown to be high-impact priorities by current national data.
  • Limiting the number of objectives.
  • Identifying the Leading Health Indicators.
  • Implementing Healthy People 2030.

"I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the Healthy People 2030 committee," Halverson said. "This is an important time to reflect on the nation's health and how previous Healthy People goals have influenced programs and policies. I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to establish science-based, measurable objectives to monitor the health of our country in the coming decade."

Note: This story is part of an ongoing series highlighting IUPUI's Strategic Plan initiatives.

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