2012 National Health Promotion Summit – Call for Abstracts

Posted on October 10, 2011

2012 National Health Promotion Summit – Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are due October 24, 2011
Instructions for abstract submission.


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is requesting innovative disease prevention and health promotion programs for presentation at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit: Prevention. Promotion. Progress., April 10-11, 2012, in Washington, DC.

This is an exciting era for health promotion.  Health reform’s Affordable Care Act has elevated the importance and potential of prevention in improving health.  The clearly articulated focus on prevention corresponds well with the ambitious goals and objectives recently set by the latest iteration of Healthy People. For the past 30 years, Healthy People has been committed to improving the quality of our Nation’s health by producing a framework for public health prevention priorities and actions.  Healthy People 2020 has grown significantly to encompass an even broader range of issues, greatly expanding the settings of health promotion programs and the experience and background of those working in the field.

Federal, state and local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other groups are using Healthy People 2020 in their strategic planning and to benchmark their efforts. Large scale national initiatives and a wide array of community programs are also using Healthy People 2020 to track progress and measure success.  Examples of the national initiatives include: National Prevention Strategy, Let’s Move, the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, to name just a few.

Your work is part of this collective effort. With this Summit, HHS will highlight the vast number of disease prevention and health promotion efforts that are working to improve the health of all Americans. We invite abstracts that demonstrate innovative efforts from all sectors. No matter where you fit into this collaboration, the Summit provides an opportunity to showcase your contributions as we gather to share ideas, learn from one another, generate momentum, and celebrate the many new opportunities during this unprecedented time.


The 2012 National Health Promotion Summit goals are to:

Promote the development of disease prevention and health promotion policies that align with national prevention initiatives;
Encourage stakeholders at every level to collaborate on reaching national health goals; and
Integrate health policies across all sectors.

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