Healthy People 2020 Research Paper

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Healthy People 2020 is a science-based program administered by the US government’s Department of Health and Human Services. The program’s vision is an America in which all people live long, healthy lives through improving health, education and healthy lifestyle choices. It attempts to do this with four 10-year national goals and objectives. 1) Realizing “high quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.” 2) Achieve health parity, eliminate differences, and improve the health of all groups. 3) Create social and physical atmospheres that promote good health for all. 4) Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages. There are four main foundation health measures that Healthy People 2020 use to indicate progress toward achieving these goals. 1) General population health status. 2) “Health-Related quality of life and Well-Being.” 3) Determinants of Health such as what makes some people healthy and others unhealthy. 4) Disparities in health in categories such as sex, race or ethnicity. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d). According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,…show more content…
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