National Prevention Council 2013 Annual Status Report
The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (the National Prevention Council) 2013 Annual Status Report is now available.
The Report shows how each of the departments and agencies that make up the National Prevention Council are making the federal government a leader in prevention. Highlights include the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative, new work from the VA improving access to healthy food, and a multidepartment collaboration to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Additionally, the Report shows positive trends in some leading health indicators, including decreases in the number of youth ages 3 to 11 exposed to second-hand smoke and decreases in stroke and overall cancer deaths.