Outbreak Detection, Control and Response is Among New Health Promotion Strategy

January 17, 2011

The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council has released a draft National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy for public comment. The National Prevention Strategy will include actions that address prevention and promote healthy development and healthy behaviors throughout all stages of life. It will embrace an integrated model of prevention that spans clinical and community settings.

Included in the recommendation "Prevention and Public Health Capacity," is the provision, "Strengthen capacity to detect, control and prevent infectious diseases and to effectively respond to outbreaks."

To read the draft National Prevention Strategy, CLICK HERE.