How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will provide financial and technical assistance to a variety of community prevention services. Our priorities include: comprehensive state programs for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.5 - Reduce the Abuse and Illicit Use of Drugs
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will provide science-based information on the effects of drug use and on effective prevention and treatment strategies to health professionals, states, communities, and the public.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.4 - Reduce Alcohol Abuse and Prevent Underage Drinking
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will conduct education campaigns directed at high-risk groups to discourage underage drinking and alcohol abuse. These include Girl Power!, Teen Drinking Prevention Campaigns, and others.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.3 - Improve the Diet and the Level of Physical Activity of Americans
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will carry out education campaigns to encourage the public to improve their diet and exercise habits. Our focus will be on: conducting our Five-A-Day education program on the importance of eating vegetables and fruits.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.2 - Reduce the Incidence and Impact of Injuries and Violence in American Society
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will help develop and improve public and private injury and violence prevention programs. Elements of this strategy include:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.1 - Reduce Tobacco Use, Especially Among Youth
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will provide funding and technical support for education campaigns to deliver the anti-tobacco message. Our efforts will focus on: leading a national campaign to educate Americans about the health effects of tobacco use.
The Department has established six goals to fulfill its mission: Goal 1
Deliver results Be accountable Focus on prevention Create collaborations Provide information Seek scientific knowledge Maintain a creative work environment In the Department's ongoing management of its programs, and in our strategic planning process, we have been guided by a set of core values that define the HHS organizationa
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