The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council has released its final “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” as mandated by the ACA. The strategy identifies four “strategic directions” for improving the nation’s health: building healthy and safe community environments; expanding quality preventive services in both clinical and community settings; empowering people to make healthy choices; and eliminating health disparities. The document also makes recommendations to address seven priority areas for improving the health and wellness of the U.S. population: tobacco free living; preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use; healthy eating; active living; injury and violence free living; reproductive and sexual health; and mental and emotional well-being.