In 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) launched Healthy People 2020, which provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of Americans. The overarching goals are to:
- Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
- Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.
- Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
- Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.
Healthy People 2020 covers 42 public health areas. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) contributes to the objectives related to mental health and mental disorders .
Please join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm ET for a Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar on “Substance Use and Mental Disorders: Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment.” NIMH Deputy Director Philip Wang, M.D., Dr.P.H. will present on the state of science for mental health and mental disorders, with a focus on NIMH efforts related to suicide prevention and early detection of serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and related disorders.
The webinar will also feature Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS, and presenters from other federal agencies including the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).