Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Goals
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) represent partnerships between
the government and the private sector to accomplish mutual goals. They
reflect an important trend of government reaching out to communities in
order to translate the best science and knowledge into actions for
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), in the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is working to promote the
nation's public health through Healthy People 2010 Partnerships.
These MOUs reflect the intent of the Department of Health and Human
Services and its partners to work together toward achieving improved
communication, coordination, and collaboration on a range of services
and programs, both existing and proposed; achieving the targets set
forth in Healthy People 2010; and eliminating health disparities.
The purpose of these strategic partnerships is to catalyze progress
toward the goals and targets set forth in Healthy People 2010 and
improve the health of our communities and our nation.
Each of these organizations has passed
a Board of Directors resolution and/or House of Delegates resolution to
improve the public health of the Nation by implementing Healthy People
2010 and through Healthy People 2010 Partnerships.
The following MOUs have been signed as of October 21, 2003.
This MOU reflects the common commitment
of AAOS and HHS to address the public health challenges facing the
United States. This MOU reflects the intent of AAOS and HHS to work
together toward achieving improved communication; coordinating and
collaborating on a range of activities, both existing and proposed; and
achieving targets set forth in Healthy People 2010, with
particular emphasis on those related to arthritis, injury prevention,
osteoporosis and physical activity across the life span.
This MOU provides a framework for cooperation between
HHS and the AADR for promoting the Healthy People 2010 oral
health objectives. Each organization has unique competencies which
address these goals. HHS and AADR recognize that by forming a strategic
partnership, they can capitalize on the individual strengths of each
organization to achieve the Healthy People 2010 objectives for
oral health and those of related interest.
This MOU outlines cooperative efforts to achieve the
goals and targets set forth in Healthy People 2010 Heart Disease
and Stroke focus area, and improve the health of our communities and our
nation, by means of programs, products, and services to:
- Prevent the development of
risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke.
- Detect and treat risk
factors for CVD and stroke.
- Achieve early
identification and treatment of coronary disease and stroke especially
in their acute phases; and
- Prevent the recurrence and
complications of CVD and stroke.
The MOU also stimulated the creation of a Web site for
This MOU outlines cooperative efforts to achieve the objectives of Healthy People 2010, for eliminating
health disparities, and for enabling annual state-by-state reporting on
the Leading Health Indicators by:
Awareness, communication, and education directed
at practicing physicians and their patients;
State profiles and partnerships regarding health
Strategic planning and programs.
This MOU reflects the intent of AOA and HHS to work together toward:
- Translating and implementing Healthy People 2010 and its Vision
Objectives into state, local, and community action;
- Increasing awareness and use of the Healthy People 2010 and its
Vision Objectives among the nation’s doctors of optometry;
- Enhancing communication, coordination and collaboration on a range of
Healthy People 2010 Vision related activities, both existing and
- Achieving the targets set forth in the Vision Objectives; and
- Eliminating health disparities.
Specific goals include:
- The early identification, diagnosis, treatment and management of eye
diseases and vision disorders, which impact people of all ages from
infants to the elderly; and
- The prevention of blindness and vision impairment.
- Programs, education, research and services designed to improve quality
of life and to reduce health disparities.
press release from HHS is available on the HHS Web site.
partnership will provide a framework for cooperation between HHS and the
four co-lead agencies for the Healthy People 2010 focus area on
oral health—the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the
Indian Health Service (HIS); the Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA); and the National Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)—and the AGD
for promoting the Healthy People 2010 oral health objectives with
particular focus on three areas:
Access to care,
Education of the public, the profession of general
dentistry, and policymakers.
The MOU between HHS and NRPA will
help avoid duplication of efforts at the national, state, and local
levels, as well as capitalize on the individual strengths of each
organization to achieve the targets of Healthy People 2010,
primarily regarding activities related to Healthy People 2010 and
the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) for 1) physical activity and 2)
overweight and obesity. It will also help to improve the health of our
communities, our children, our seniors, our families, and our nation by
means of programs, products, and services that aim to do the following:
Prevent chronic disease risk factors associated
with physical inactivity and obesity;
Achieve a reduction of environmental barriers to
physical activity at the community level nationwide, including
barriers for the disabled;
Achieve a reduction of environmental barriers to
physical activity for disabled persons;
Enhance access and opportunities for increased
physical activity, including but no limited to improvements to
Achieve increased levels of physical activity
among youth and adults;
Reduce the levels of obesity among youth and
Reduce injuries associated with physical