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The Affordable Care Act, landmark health care reform legislation passed in 2010, created the National Prevention Council and called for the development of the National Prevention Strategy to realize the benefits of prevention for all Americans’ health.  The National Prevention Council involves 17 leaders from across the federal government and is chaired by the Surgeon General.  The National Prevention Strategy’s overarching goal is to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.  Learn about the nation’s first ever National Prevention Strategy, America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness.

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin’s Personal Journey

The Surgeon General encourages all Americans to put the joy back into health. Follow Dr. Benjamin as she journeys across the country promoting the National Prevention Strategy and engaging communities in walks, dances, and physical activities. She’ll be using the winning apps from her Healthy Apps Challenge to show how these free tools can help people reach their personal health goals. Follow the Surgeon General’s Journey. 

Regional Meetings on the National Prevention Strategy

Regional meetings are being held around the nation.  Find out more about previous and upcoming meetings Exit Disclaimer.