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Healthy People

Healthy People provides science-based, national goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of all people in the United States.  For three decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Identify nationwide health improvement priorities.
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress.
  • Provide measurable objectives and goals that are applicable at the national, State, and local levels.
  • Engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge.
  • Identify critical research, evaluation, and data collection needs.

Healthy People 2020 contains about 1,200 objectives in 42 Topic Areas designed to serve as this decades framework for improving the health of all people in the United States.

What's New

Spotlight - Healthy People 2020Healthy People 2010 Final Review
The final complete and comprehensive edition of the Healthy People 2010 Final Review is now available to view and download.

Download the report

 

 

Healthy People 2020

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