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Request for Comment: Healthy People 2020/Tobacco

Friday, October 19, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Dear Colleagues,

As you know, for more than 30 years, Healthy People has provided a public health roadmap with science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of the nation. The Healthy People 2020 public comment is open from October 15th – Novmeber 2nd. Please see the e-mail below for more information.

For more information on Healthy People 2020 please visit, and for specific questions related to the Tobacco Use chapter, please e-mail

Thank you,


Gabbi Promoff
Acting Associate Director for Policy
CDC Office on Smoking and Health

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Learn More | October 15–November 2, 2012

Participate in the Healthy People 2020 process! The public comment period will be open from October 15, 2012 through 5:00pm ET on November 2, 2012.

Public comments are a cornerstone of Healthy People 2020. There will be opportunities for public input periodically throughout the decade to ensure that Healthy People 2020 reflects current public health priorities.

You will be able to (a) comment on proposed new objectives to be added to the Educational and Community-Based Programs and Social Determinants of Health Topic Areas, and (b) propose new objectives to be included in 1 of the 42 existing Healthy People 2020 Topic Areas.

To participate in the public comment period, visit the online public comment database beginning on October 15, 2012. Comments will be accepted through 5:00pm ET on November 2, 2012.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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