As revised by section 10401(a) of the Senate Manager’s Amendment, requires the establishment of a National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council (“Council”) with the Surgeon General appointed to serve at the helm. Specifies membership to include heads of a number of federal departments, including HHS, USDA, ED, DOT, ONDCP, and so forth.
Directs the President to also establish a 25-member “civilian” Advisory Group to the Council, known as the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (“Advisory Group”), to develop policy and program recommendations and advise the Council. Directs the Council to develop and make public a national prevention, health promotion, and public health strategy by March 23, 2011.
Also requires the Council to submit to the President and the Congress by July 1, 2010 and annually thereafter through January 1, 2015, a report that, among other things, contains specific science-based initiatives to achieve the measurable goals of Healthy People 2020 regarding nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation, and targeting the 5 leading disease killers in the United States. Calls for joint periodic reviews (at least every five years) by HHS and the GAO.