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How to Use

Below you’ll find some helpful tips for using Also be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Topics & Objectives

Healthy People 2020 is organized into 42 topic areas. In the topic areas, you’ll find 4 tabs: Overview, Objectives, Interventions & Resources, and National Snapshots.
  • In the Overview tab, you’ll find a brief introduction to the topic along with information about why it’s important to our Nation’s health.
  • Read the list of objectives for the topic area in the Objectives tab—each measurable objective includes a baseline, target, and data source.
  • Browse the Interventions & Resources tab for topic-specific evidence-based intervention strategies, clinical recommendations, and links to consumer health information. 
  • Use the National Snapshots tab to view graphs and images that represent current data for selected objectives in the topic area. 

Leading Health Indicators

Learn about the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (LHIs), a set of objectives that reflect high-priority health issues and communicate actions we can take to address them. You can find information about the LHI selection process, browse our LHI infographic gallery, and more.  


Use our interactive data search tool to explore data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives. Search the data using helpful objective filters, like topic area or data source. You can also learn more about Healthy People data


Healthy People in Action

Tools & Resources

Use these Healthy People tools and resources to learn more about Healthy People and help improve health in your community. You can: 

Webinars & Events

Find information on upcoming Healthy People 2020 webinars and events. You can also check out our archive for materials from past webinars and events. 

About Healthy People

Learn more about Healthy People 2020! Read about the background, history, and development process