Healthy People 2010, Volume I

Message from the Secretary


Reader’s Guide

Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health


A Systematic Approach to Health Improvement

Healthy People 2010 Goals


Determinants of Health

Health Status

Leading Health Indicators

Physical Activity

Overweight and Obesity

Tobacco Use

Substance Abuse

Responsible Sexual Behavior

Mental Health

Injury and Violence

Environmental Quality


Access to Health Care


Appendix: Short Titles for Healthy People 2010 Objectives

Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health (Part A: Focus Areas 1-14)

1.  Access to Quality Health Services

Clinical Preventive Care

Primary Care

Emergency Services

Long-Term Care and Rehabilitative Services

2.  Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions

Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions


Chronic Back Conditions

3.  Cancer

4.  Chronic Kidney Disease

5.  Diabetes

6.  Disability and Secondary Conditions

7.  Educational and Community-Based Programs

School Setting

Worksite Setting

Health Care Setting

Community Setting and Select Populations

8.  Environmental Health

Outdoor Air Quality

Water Quality

Toxics and Waste

Healthy Homes and Healthy Communities

Infrastructure and Surveillance

Global Environmental Health

9.   Family Planning

10. Food Safety

11. Health Communication

12. Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart Disease


Blood Pressure


13. HIV

14. Immunization and Infectious Diseases

Diseases Preventable Through Universal Vaccination

Diseases Preventable Through Targeted Vaccination

Infectious Diseases and Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance

Vaccination Coverage and Strategies

Vaccine Safety

Healthy People 2010, Volume II

Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health (Part B: Focus Areas 15-28)

15. Injury and Violence Prevention

Injury Prevention

Unintentional Injury Prevention

Violence and Abuse Prevention

16. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health

Fetal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Deaths

Maternal Deaths and Illnesses

Prenatal Care

Obstetrical Care

Risk Factors

Developmental Disabilities and Neural Tube Defects

Prenatal Substance Exposure

Breastfeeding, Newborn Screening, and Service Systems

17. Medical Product Safety

18. Mental Health and Mental Disorders

Mental Health Status Improvement

Treatment Expansion

State Activities

19. Nutrition and Overweight

Weight Status and Growth

Food and Nutrient Consumption

Iron Deficiency and Anemia

Schools, Worksites, and Nutrition Counseling

Food Security

20. Occupational Safety and Health

21. Oral Health

22. Physical Activity and Fitness

Physical Activity in Adults

Muscular Strength/Endurance and Flexibility

Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents


23. Public Health Infrastructure

Data and Information Systems


Public Health Organizations


Prevention Research

24. Respiratory Diseases


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

25. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Bacterial STD Illness and Disability

Viral STD Illness and Disability

STD Complications Affecting Females

STD Complications Affecting the Fetus and Newborn

Personal Behaviors

Community Protection Infrastructure

Personal Health Services

26. Substance Abuse

Adverse Consequences of Substance Use and Abuse

Substance Use and Abuse

Risk of Substance Use and Abuse

Treatment for Substance Abuse

State and Local Efforts

27. Tobacco Use

Tobacco Use in Population Groups

Cessation and Treatment

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

Social and Environmental Changes

28. Vision and Hearing




A. Healthy People Consultative Process

B. Contributors to Healthy People 2010

C. The Secretary’s Council on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2010

D. Healthy People 2010 Steering Committee

E. Healthy People 2010 Work Group Coordinators

F. Healthy People 2010 Work Group Members

G. Healthy People Consortium Members

H. List of Abbreviations and Acronyms


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