Today, CDC is releasing the attached Public Health Action Plan to Integrate Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention with Chronic Disease, 2011-2015. This document highlights the importance of mental health promotion and mental illness prevention in a public health context. The document also can be accessed at the CDC mental health web page at http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/ .
These developments are very important for our field, and they reflect the very first efforts to integrate positive mental health into public health interventions.
Ron Manderscheid, PhD
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