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Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

Healthy People 2020, Midcourse Review

The Midcourse Review  provides a snapshot of progress toward the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives halfway through the 10-year initiative. This assessment provides a roadmap for the second half of the decade.Healthy People 2020 contains 42 topic areas with more than 1,200 objectives, as well as Leading Health Indicators and Foundation Health Measures. The Leading Health Indicators are a small focused set of 12 topics and 26 objectives identified to communicate high-priority health issues. The Foundation Health Measures are broad, cross-cutting, population-based measures.

Readers can download individual chapters of this 820-page report below. Further information about Healthy People 2020, including access to the most recent data updates, can be found on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website.

“It is my hope that the findings presented in the Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review, both successes and challenges, serve to help guide officials, the public, and individuals in developing policies and programs that improve the health of Americans.”

Charles J. Rothwell, Director, National Center for Health Statistics

“The Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review analyzes the data by different populations—such as racial and ethnic populations, gender, income level, education level, and rural and urban settings—to identify disparities that influence health outcomes. Even when we have met or exceeded our targets, a deeper look at the data can uncover disparities that may be masked by the national average.”

Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Midcourse Review  was published online on January 11, 2017. Subsequently, errors were discovered and corrected in several chapters. Corrected chapters are indicated below, and contain correction details. Additionally, minor revisions to some chapters were made that did not affect the findings or interpretation of the results, and those chapters are indicated below.

Topic Area Chapters

  1. Access to Health Services (AHS) [PDF]
  2. Adolescent Health (AH) [PDF]
  3. Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions (AOCBC) [PDF]
  4. Blood Disorders and Blood Safety (BDBS) [PDF] (Revised April 13, 2017)
  5. Cancer (C) [PDF – 1 MB]
  6. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) [PDF]
  7. Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s Disease (DIA) [PDF]
  8. Diabetes (D) [PDF]
  9. Disability and Health (DH) [PDF] (Corrected April 20, 2017)
  10. Early and Middle Childhood (EMC) [PDF]
  11. Education and Community-Based Programs (ECBP) [PDF – 572 KB] (Corrected April 7, 2017)
  12. Environmental Health (EH) [PDF] (Revised April 13, 2017)
  13. Family Planning (FP) [PDF] (Revised April 20, 2017)
  14. Food Safety (FS) [PDF] (Corrected April 7, 2017)
  15. Genomics (G) [PDF]
  16. Global Health (GH) [PDF]
  17. Health Communication and Health Information Technology (HC/HIT) [PDF] (Revised April 13, 2017)
  18. Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being (HR-QOL/WB) [PDF]
  19. Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) [PDF]
  20. Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders (ENT-VSL) [PDF] (Revised April 13, 2017)
  21. Heart Disease and Stroke (HDS) [PDF] (Corrected April 7, 2017)
  22. HIV (HIV) [PDF]
  23. Immunization and Infectious Diseases (IID) [PDF]
  24. Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) [PDF] (Revised April 13, 2017)
  25. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (LGBT) [PDF]
  26. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health (MICH) [PDF] (Revised April 20, 2017)
  27. Medical Product Safety (MPS) [PDF]
  28. Mental Health and Mental Disorders (MHMD) [PDF]
  29. Nutrition and Weight Status (NWS) [PDF]
  30. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) [PDF] (Corrected April 7, 2017)
  31. Older Adults (OA) [PDF]
  32. Oral Health (OH) [PDF]
  33. Physical Activity (PA) [PDF]
  34. Preparedness (PREP) [PDF]
  35. Public Health Infrastructure (PHI) [PDF – 2 MB] (Corrected April 7, 2017)
  36. Respiratory Diseases (RD) [PDF] (Revised April 20, 2017)
  37. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) [PDF]
  38. Sleep Health (SH) [PDF]
  39. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) [PDF] (Corrected January 27, 2017)
  40. Substance Abuse (SA) [PDF]
  41. Tobacco Use (TU) [PDF]
  42. Vision (V) [PDF]