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About Healthy People

Learn about the background, history, and development process of Healthy People 2020.

2020 Topics & Objectives

Healthy People 2020 is organized into 39 topic areas with objectives, and others are evolving (including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues, Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being, and Social Determinants of Health). Within each topic area, you will find 3 tabs.

screen shot of the 3 tabs within each topic area

  • The Overview tab provides a brief introduction to the topic and its importance to the Nation’s health.
  • Under the List of Objectives tab, you will find the list of objectives for that topic area. Each objective includes data sources, a baseline, and target measures.
  • Under the Interventions & Resources tab, you will find topic-specific clinical recommendations, evidence-based intervention strategies, and links to related consumer health information.

Implementing Healthy People

Find tips and tools for implementing Healthy People in your community. Brush up on your public health planning and evaluation skills. Plus, discover new resources for finding and securing funding for your public health intervention.

Consortium & Partners

The Healthy People Consortium is a group of organizations and agencies committed to achieving the Healthy People 2020 goals. The Consortium is an excellent way to network with others dedicated to achieving Healthy People goals and objectives. Healthy People 2020 Partners have a stake in realizing the goals of Healthy People.

Stay Connected

Sign up for listserv announcements, get a badge to post on your Web site, connect via Twitter, LinkedIn and register for upcoming Healthy People webinars.

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.