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A review of Healthy People 2020

Jan. 4, 2011
Healthy People 2020 was launched Dec. 2, 2010.

Next we will review Healthy People 2020, launched Dec. 2, 2010. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For three decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, measure the impact of prevention activities.(4)

The vision of Healthy People is a society in which all people live long, healthy lives, to help them attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death. The framework is available at