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

Los Angeles, CA

  • Professor, Health Services and Pediatrics, ,
  • Co-Director, Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, University of California, Los Angeles,

Jonathan 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,…

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Mary Pittman, DrPH

President and CEO

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is chief executive officer and president of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized leader in improving community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people and promoting quality of care, Pittman became in 2008 PHI’s second CEO and president since its founding…

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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…

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Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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