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History & Development of Healthy People

History of Healthy People

Healthy People 2020 is based on the accomplishments of 4 previous Healthy People initiatives:

  • 1979 Surgeon General’s Report: Healthy People: The Surgeon General’s Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Healthy People 1990: Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objectives for the Nation
  • Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives
  • Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health

Development of Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.  

Learn more about the Healthy People development process:

Learn more about the Healthy People 2020 framework by downloading the Healthy People 2020 framework [PDF – 254 KB].