Healthy People 2010 is the current national health promotion and disease prevention agenda published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was developed with leadership from the Secretary of Health and Human Services Council on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention with the input of the Healthy People Consortium, an alliance of government agencies and public and private health agencies and national membership organizations.

The Healthy People 2010 framework includes 2 overarching goals, 28 focus areas, and 467 specific objectives. This identification of an extensive range of health priorities and quantifiable objectives gives states, businesses, educational institutions, and health care providers baseline data and a structure to create and evaluate public health programs or state-specific health agendas.


In 1979, the landmark report Healthy People: ...

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