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Healthy People 2020

Understanding and improving health is part of the Healthy People 2020 initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Healthy People 2020 strives 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.

New topic areas for 2020 include:

  • Adolescent Health
  • Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
  • Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Genomics
  • Global Health
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
  • Older Adults
  • Preparedness
  • Sleep Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

More information about Healthy People 2020 is available at www.healthypeople.gov.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-1300

Updated on: September 12, 2018

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