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Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators: Progress Update

Status of the 26 HP2020 Leading Health Indicators

March 2014

Status of HP 2020 Leading Health Indicators
  •  Target Met
  •  Improving
  •  Little or no detectable change
  •  Getting worse
  •  Baseline data only

The Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a select subset of 26 Healthy People 2020 objectives chosen to communicate high-priority health issues.

Progress generally has been positive toward achieving these targets through the first third of the decade. Fourteen of the 26 indicators (53.9%) have either met their target or shown improvement:

  • 4 indicators (15.4%) have met or exceeded their Healthy People 2020 targets.
  • 10 indicators (38.5%) are improving.
  • 8 indicators (30.8%) show little or no detectable change.
  • 3 indicators (11.5%) are getting worse.
  • 1 indicator (3.8%) has only baseline data.

View the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators: Progress Update Executive Summary to see a snapshot of progress for the Leading Health Indicators [PDF – 1.7 MB].

Choose a Leading Health topic below for a summary on progress toward the indicators.