BLH Technologies Joins Healthy People 2020 Consortium
Friday, February 10, 2012

Rockville, Maryland – BLH Technologies, Inc., has joined the Healthy People 2020 Consortium and is proud to show our dedication to fulfilling the objectives of this important initiative. BLH’s expertise in health and human services, along with our particular focus on special and underserved populations, substance use and abuse, and public health, allows us to join other consortium members that have mutual goals.

The Healthy People 2020 Consortium is a diverse group of motivated agencies, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and community-based organizations, that are committed to achieving the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives. The consortium currently comprises more than 2,500 members.

“We are happy to be involved with these efforts,” said Benjamin L. Harris, President and CEO of BLH. “We are eager to implement and reach the Healthy People objectives within our company, our community, and the Nation. BLH’s past and current project work, corporate initiatives, and philanthropic efforts closely align with the Healthy People objectives.”

The Healthy People initiative provides evidence-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of and achieving health equity for all Americans, and it includes measurable objectives with targets to be achieved over the decade. It is rooted in the principle that setting national objectives and monitoring progress can promote action. New focus areas for Healthy People 2020 include adolescent health; early and middle childhood; genomics; global health; health care-associated infections; health-related quality of life and well-being; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health; older adults; and the social determinants of health. For more information on Healthy People 2020 and to view its objectives, visit http://healthypeople.gov.

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BLH Technologies, Inc. is an information technology and communications management consulting firm that provides comprehensive services to national and international Federal and State governments and private-sector businesses, including those in the health and science fields. BLH’s services include research and evaluation, program management and technical assistance, communication and outreach, information technology, and financial management. BLH’s Web site is www.blhtech.com.