Progress Reviews for Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 Progress Reviews are intended to provide the Assistant Secretary for Health, senior Health and Human Services (HHS) officials, Healthy People 2020 stakeholders, and the public with information and data on the current status of objectives within each of the Healthy People 2020 Topic Areas. The structure of the reviews pairs the 42 Healthy People 2020 Topic Areas into 21 groups called "affinities." Affinity pairings of Topic Areas are primarily based on commonalities of subject matter and data availability.
Progress Reviews present an opportunity for a broad discussion about the progress made toward achieving the targets for the objectives and overarching goals of Healthy People 2020. Barriers and challenges faced in achieving these targets, as well as exploration of strategies and opportunities for moving the Nation closer to meeting the goals for the decade, are discussed.
Progress Reviews are open to the public using a webinar format that provides an opportunity for a broad range of stakeholders to view and participate in the Progress Review sessions. At the end of each Progress Review, a question-and-answer segment is held during which panelists respond to viewer-submitted questions via an online chat feature.
Healthy People 2020 Progress Review webinars began in early 2013 and are scheduled to run through mid-2017.
Completed Progress Reviews
- Cancer & Genomics (February 2013)
- Injury and Violence Prevention & Occupational Safety and Health (April 2013)
- Immunization and Infectious Diseases & Global Health (July 2013)
- Healthcare-Associated Infections & Blood Disorders and Blood Safety (August 2013)
- Respiratory Diseases & Sleep Health (December 2013)
- Food Safety & Medical Product Safety (January 2014)
- Mental Health and Mental Disorders & Substance Abuse (February 2014)
- Nutrition and Weight Status, & Physical Activity (May 2014)
- Older Adults, and Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease (June, 2014)
- Chronic Kidney Disease & Diabetes (September 29, 2014)
Upcoming Progress Reviews
- Environmental Health & Tobacco Use (December 2014)
- Social Determinants of Health & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (February 2015)