What’s New for 2020
Web Health Awards
The Health Information Resource Center recognized HealthyPeople.gov with a gold Web Health Award for being a high-quality digital health resource for consumers and health professionals! Entries were judged on content, format, success in reaching the targeted health audience, and overall quality. Learn more about the Web Health Awards.
Focus on the Determinants of Health
New Topic Areas
Be sure to check out the new topic areas for 2020:
- Adolescent Health
- Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
- Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
- Early and Middle Childhood
- Global Health
- Healthcare-Associated Infections
- Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
- Older Adults
- Sleep Health
- Social Determinants of Health
Putting Healthy People 2020 to Work
Get started implementing Healthy People 2020 in your community with these tools and resources for planning a successful public health intervention. Whether you are new to the field or just brushing up on your knowledge, this section walks you through the basics of planning, implementing, and tracking your public health program.
Each of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas includes related evidence-based interventions and resources from:
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Clinical Preventive Services
- Guide to Community Preventive Services
- healthfinder.gov’s Health Topics A to Z
Leading Health Indicators
The Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators reflect high-priority health issues and communicate actions that can be taken to address them. They will be used to assess the health of the Nation over the decade, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action at the national, State, and community levels to improve the health of the U.S. population.
Emerging Issues at the Start of the Decade
Over the next 10 years, new public health issues will surface, much like the H1N1 pandemic and Hurricane Katrina in the previous decade. Many Healthy People 2020 topic areas have a section that highlights emerging issues.