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Public Health 3.0 Unveiled

Thursday, October 20, 2016  
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On October 19, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, HHS assistant secretary for health, unveiled Public Health 3.0, a new model for building healthier communities across America.

Public Health 3.0 is a major upgrade in public health practice to emphasize cross-sectoral policy, and systems-level actions that directly affect the social determinants of health and advance health equity. It represents a challenge to business leaders, community leaders, state lawmakers, and Federal policymakers to incorporate health into all areas of governance.

The Public Health 3.0 initiative is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and builds on the work of Healthy People 2020, which encourages collaborations across communities and sectors.