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Conference Themes

The program included over 600 presentations which addressed one or more of the conference themes and relevant questions listed below.  General sessions were broadcast during the conference. On-demand broadcast video may now be viewed via the Internet.

Partnering for Health Improvements

  • What lessons were learned from Healthy People 2000 that can be applied to achieving the 2010 objectives?
  • What research and action are needed to implement the leading health indicators?
  • What are the roles of federal, state, and local government agencies and other partners in achieving the Nation’s health objectives?
  • How can community coalitions be mobilized for action on the objectives?
  • How do we partner with the media to promote health?

Eliminating Health Disparities

  • How can the goal of eliminating health disparities promote culturally and linguistically competent public health?
  • How can the Healthy People 2010 objectives be used as a research agenda to eliminate health disparities?
  • How do the Healthy People objectives drive racial and ethnic data collection?
  • What are the successes and challenges of using technology to eliminate disparities in health?

Increasing Quality and Years of Healthy Life

  • How can we engage those from outside the public health community to support the goal of  "increasing quality and years of healthy life"?
  • What have we learned about effective interventions and best practices?
  • Why is quality of life an important public health issue?
  • How are health-related quality of life measures being used?

Harnessing Technology for Health

  • What types of partnerships are needed to promote quality and effectiveness of online and interactive programs?
  • How can technology promote collaboration between public health and health care professionals?
  • How can technology support a balanced community health system and improve quality of health and health care?
  • How can technology empower consumers, patients, and caregivers to make sound health decisions, while ensuring their privacy?
  • How can we build a national health information infrastructure that supports Healthy People?

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Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium          January 24-28, 2000         Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

Updated: 05/01/08