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Public Vetting of Proposed Revisions to the 10 Essential Public Health Services

Tuesday, March 3, 2020  
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Proposed Revisions to the 10 Essential Public Health Services are Available for Public Review and Comment

Guided by a Task Force and with input from more than 1,300 stakeholders, the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) and the de Beaumont Foundation are pleased to release the proposed 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) framework for public review and comment. Comments will be accepted from March 2 through April 2, 2020.

Using this survey link, you can submit your comments on as many Essential Services as you would like and provide general comments on the framework.

Comment Guidelines

Please confine your comments to the content of the draft. Grammatical errors or other typographical errors will be addressed prior to final publication in June 2020.

How to Submit Comments

Comments will be accepted through the survey only. No comments will be accepted via e-mail, fax, letter, or other format. The comment period closes at 11:59 PM EDT on April 2, 2020.


PHNCI and the de Beaumont Foundation have partnered to lead the Futures Initiative, to bring the 10 EPHS in line with current and future public health practice. Based on feedback received during the public vetting period and with further input from the Task Force and communications experts, a finalized framework is expected to be launched during the Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase in June 2020. After its launch, the framework will be disseminated broadly for adoption in the field. Visit PHNCI's webpage on the 10 EPHS for more information on the Futures Initiative, including an environmental scan, progress to date, a list of the Task Force members, and more.

PHNCI and the de Beaumont Foundation share a common vision for creating equitable conditions for health in communities across the nation through the development of tools, partnerships, resources, and policies. Further strengthening their collaboration, PHNCI is a division of thePublic Health Accreditation Board, whose national accrediting program was developed by the field more than 10 years ago utilizing the 10 Essential Public Health Services framework as the basis for the standards and measures by which governmental public health departments' performance is evaluated.

For questions, please contact PHNCI Chief Innovations Officer Jessica Solomon Fisher at