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[Federal Register: August 17, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 158)]
[Notices]               
[Page 51083-51084]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 
Nominations Requested/Open for the 2004 Secretary's Innovation in 
Prevention Awards

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks 
nominations of public and private sector organizations to support the 
2004 Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Awards Initiative. This 
activity is part of a broader Departmental initiative called Steps to a 
Healthier U.S. that advances President George W. Bush's HealthierUS 
goal of helping Americans live longer, better and healthier lives. The 
Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Awards Initiative will identify 
and celebrate outstanding organizations that have implemented 
innovative and creative chronic disease prevention and health promotion 
programs. To be nominated, a program must address at least one of the 
following risk factors: (1) Obesity; (2) Physical activity; and (3) 
Nutrition.
    The Department intends that these awards will provide an 
opportunity to increase public awareness of creative approaches to 
develop and expand innovative health programs and duplication of 
successful strategies.
    Awards will be given in the following categories:

 Faith-Based
 Health Care Delivery
 Healthy Workplace
    [cir] Large Employer >500 employees
    [cir] Small Employer < 500 employees
 Non-Profit
 Media
 Public Sector
 Schools (K-12)

    The following criteria will be taken into consideration upon 
review:

 Creativity/Innovation
 Leadership
 Sustainability
 Replicability
 Effectiveness
 Receipt of national award(s)

DATES: Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. e.d.t., September 3, 
2004.
    Nominations: Partnership for Prevention, a 501(c)3 focused on 
health promotion, is handling all Innovation in Prevention Award 
nominations on behalf of the Department. To nominate a program send an 
e-mail to: 2004InnovationAwards@prevent.org. Include your name, 
organization, award category, and contact information in the

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text of the message. For more information, contact Partnership for 
Prevention (202) 833-0009 ext. 112. Partnership for Prevention may 
request additional information if necessary.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HHS is the U.S. government's principal 
agency for promoting and protecting the health of all Americans. HHS 
manages many programs, covering a broad spectrum of health promotion 
and disease prevention services and activities. Leaders in the business 
community, State and local government officials, tribes and tribal 
entities and charitable, faith-based, media, and community 
organizations have expressed an interest in working with the Department 
to promote healthy choices and behaviors. The Secretary welcomes this 
interest. With this notice, the Secretary outlines opportunities for 
these and other entities to nominate potential awardees, in order to 
identify and celebrate outstanding organizations that have implemented 
innovative and creative chronic disease prevention and health promotion 
programs.

    Dated: August 12, 2004.
Penelope Royall,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and 
Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science.
[FR Doc. 04-18954 Filed 8-6-04; 2:21 pm]

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