Web Forum

Healthy People 2020: A New Blueprint for Preventative Health
Friday, October 2, 2009 Noon – 1:30 pm Pacific

Since 1979, Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. The objectives are set and monitored to meet a broad range of health needs, encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of our prevention activity.

Please join Dialogue4Health (D4H) for an interactive Web Forum with Dr. Jonathan Fielding, chairman of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020, as he discusses the process, goals, and implementation of Healthy People 2020 with Dr. Mary Pittman, President and CEO of the Public Health Institute.





    Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBA
    Director and Public Health Officer
    Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health
    Professor of Health Services and Pediatrics and Co-Director
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
    Los Angeles, CA

    Jonathan E. FieldingJonathan Fielding serves as Director of Public Health and Health Officer for LA County, where he is responsible for the full range of public health activities for ten million county residents. He is also a Professor of Health Services and Pediatrics and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities. He is a nationally-known expert on and has published more than 150 scientific articles and edited several textbooks about public health issues such as prevention, economics, financing, and health promotion for children and families. (publichealth.lacounty.gov/index.htm)

    Mary Pittman, DrPH
    President & CEO,
    Public Health Institute
    Oakland, CA

    Mary A. Pittman is the president and chief executive officer of the Public Health Institute, one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation. Before joining PHI in 2008, Pittman was president of the Chicago-based Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association. She has also served as the director of planning and evaluation for the Department of Public Health. She has authored several books and numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, and developed public policy and legislative proposals to reduce health disparities and expand access and quality of health care to underserved populations. (www.phi.org)

    Epi Bodhi, MSPH
    Health Director
    Town of Amherst Health Department
    Amherst, MA

    Epi Bodhi is the Director of Health for the progressive and diversely populated town of Amherst, MA; she has been practicing in the field of public health for more than twenty years. As the Director of the Amherst Public Health Department, Ms. Bodhi has worked to move the Department away from being a provider of services to the core public health functions, and to focus on social justice. Some of her initiatives have included improving access to healthcare and the adoption of Massachusetts’ most progressive tobacco regulations. Ms. Bodhi has been active in NACCHO since her appointment, and has been a member of the City Forum. (www.amherstma.gov/index.aspx?NID=65)


    Matthew Marsom
    Director of Public Policy,
    Public Health Institute
    Oakland, CA

    As Director of Public Health Policy and Advocacy for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew is responsible for designing and implementing PHI strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting PHI projects and public health policy relevant to PHI interests.

    Matthew was previously Chief of the Policy, Partnerships and Planning Unit within the Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section of the California Department of Public Health, where he provided support for policy development, legislative analysis and government relations, and oversaw the policy and partnership activities of the Network for a Healthy California.

    Matthew is originally from London, England where he worked as an advocate for community based childcare organizations and as Adviser for Policy and Strategy within the Early Years and Childcare Unit of the Department of Education and Skills. (www.phi.org)


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