Healthy People Quotable Quotes
The following quotes from leading health
authorities may be used to craft messages and garner media attention for public health
projects. Use these quotes in your copy, as a sidebar, or as a margin runner depending on
Quotes from Donna E.
Shalala, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:
"The Healthy People
initiative has defined the nation's health agenda for the last two decades. It identifies
the most significant opportunities to improve health and focuses public and private sector
efforts on those areas."
"These achievements are the
result of a public-private partnership, including more than 350 national organizations,
that is the foundation of Healthy People's success. We enter the new millennium as a team
Quotes from Dr. David Satcher, Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for
"In many ways, Americans of
all ages and in every race and ethnic groups have better health today than a decade ago
yet considerable disparities remain." "We should commit our nation to eliminate
disparities in the next decade," he said, "for through prevention we can improve
the health of all Americans."
"Let your voice be heard
this fall and participate in drafting 2010 objectives that will shape the nation's health
agenda and guide national health improvement into the 21st century in the call to
participate in the final public comment period in late 1998, the Surgeon General
"I look forward to you
being the future health leaders who move this great nation to realize our vision of
Healthy People in Healthy CommunitiesHealth for All in the 21st century."
partnerships is the foundation of Healthy People's success. We enter the new millennium as
a team working together. Through prevention we can improve the health of all
"As our nation's Surgeon
General, I have made reducing and eliminating health disparities one of my top priorities,
with an emphasis on six areas: infant mortality, adult immunizations, HIV/AIDS,
cardiovascular disease, cancer screening and management, and diabetes."
"Through an initiative that
I lead, Healthy People, we will be working to build upon the improvements in the health
achievements in the current decade. But, many disparities remain, and we all need to do
more to achieve health equity for all."
for Health in the New
Millennium January 24-28,
2000 Omni Shoreham Hotel,