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Lead Federal Agencies

The Healthy People 2020 topic areas were developed by the Lead Federal Agencies with the most relevant scientific expertise. Experts from these agencies formed topic area workgroups.

See the full list of Workgroup Coordinators by topic area.

Following is a list of the Lead Federal Agencies:

Administration on Aging

  • Older Adults

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Access to Health Services (co-lead)
  • Genomics (co-lead)
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections (co-lead)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Adolescent Health (co-lead)
  • Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions (co-lead)
  • Cancer (co-lead)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (co-lead)
  • Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s Disease (co-lead)
  • Diabetes (co-lead)
  • Disability and Health (co-lead)
  • Early and Middle Childhood (co-lead)
  • Educational and Community-Based Programs (co-lead)
  • Environmental Health (co-lead)
  • Genomics (co-lead)
  • Global Health (co-lead)
  • Health Communication and Health IT (co-lead)
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections (co-lead)
  • Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being
  • Heart Disease and Stroke (co-lead)
  • HIV (co-lead)
  • Immunization and Infectious Diseases
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Maternal, Infant, and Child Health (co-lead)
  • Nutrition and Weight Status (co-lead)
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Oral Health (co-lead)
  • Physical Activity (co-lead)
  • Public Health Infrastructure (co-lead)
  • Preparedness (co-lead)
  • Respiratory Diseases (co-lead)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Social Determinants of Health (co-lead)
  • Tobacco Use

Food and Drug Administration

  • Food Safety (co-lead)
  • Medical Product Safety
  • Nutrition and Weight Status (co-lead)

Health Resources and Services Administration

  • Access to Health Services (co-lead)
  • Adolescent Health (co-lead)
  • Blood Disorders and Blood Safety (co-lead)
  • Early and Middle Childhood (co-lead)
  • Educational and Community-Based Programs (co-lead)
  • HIV (co-lead)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (co-lead)
  • Maternal, Infant, and Child Health (co-lead)
  • Oral Health (co-lead)
  • Public Health Infrastructure (co-lead)
  • Social Determinants of Health (co-lead)

Indian Health Services

  • Oral Health (co-lead)

National Institutes of Health

  • Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions (co-lead)
  • Blood Disorders and Blood Safety (co-lead)
  • Cancer (co-lead)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (co-lead)
  • Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s Disease (co-lead)
  • Diabetes (co-lead)
  • Disability and Health (co-lead)
  • Environmental Health (co-lead)
  • Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders
  • Heart Disease and Stroke (co-lead)
  • Mental Health and Mental Disorders (co-lead)
  • Nutrition and Weight Status (co-lead)
  • Older Adults (co-lead)
  • Oral Health (co-lead)
  • Respiratory Diseases (co-lead)
  • Sleep Health
  • Substance Abuse (co-lead)
  • Vision

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary

  • Health Communication and Health IT (co-lead)
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections (co-lead)

Office of Global Health Affairs, Office of the Secretary

  • Global Health (co-lead)

Office of Minority Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary 

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (co-lead)

Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary

  • Family Planning

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Office of the Secretary

  • Health Communication and Health IT (co-lead)

Office of Policy, Strategic Planning, and Communications, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Secretary

  • Preparedness

President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary

  • Physical Activity (co-lead)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • Mental Health and Mental Disorders (co-lead)
  • Substance Abuse (co-lead)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Food Safety (co-lead)

U.S. Department of Education

  • Disability and Health (co-lead)