Healthy People 2020
Healthy People is a set of goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of all people in the United States.
Healthy People 2020 represents the fourth generation of this initiative, building on a foundation of 3 decades of work. This decade, Healthy People 2020 is committed to the vision of a society in which all people live long, healthy lives and includes a renewed focus on identifying, measuring, tracking, and reducing health disparities through a determinants of health approach.1,2 Determinants of health include many factors such as behavior, biology, genetics, access to health services, and the social and physical environments in which people live.
Healthy People 2020 is organized into 42 topic areas, 39 of which have measurable objectives. Many of the nearly 600 objectives that will be tracked over the next decade have special importance for the health of women.
1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2020 Brochure. Accessed 02/21/11.
2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. About Healthy People: What’s New for 2020. Accessed 02/21/11.
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|Focus Area||Objective||Baseline||2020 Target|
|Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2020. Accessed 02/21/11.|
|Access to Health Services||AHS-1.1 Increase the proportion of persons with health insurance||83.2 percent (2008)||100.0 percent|
|Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions||AOCBC-11.1 Reduce hip fractures among females aged 65 and older||823.5 hospitalizations for hip fractures per 100,000 females (2007)||741.2 hospitalizations per 100,000 females|
|Cancer||C-10 Reduce invasive uterine cervical caner||7.9 new cases per 100,000 females (2007)||7.1 new cases per 100,000 females|
|C-18.2 Increase the proportion of women who were counseled by their providers about Pap tests||59.8 percent (2008)||65.8 percent|
|Environmental Health||EH-15 Increase the percentage of new single family homes constructed with radon-reducing features||28.6 percent (2007)||100.0 percent|
|Family Planning||FP-1 Increase the proportion of pregnancies that are intended||51.0 percent (2002)||56.0 percent|
|FP-7.1 Increase the proportion of sexually active females aged 15 to 44 years who received reproductive health services in the past 12 months||78.8 percent (2006-2008)||86.7 percent|
|HIV||HIV-14.3 Increase the proportion of pregnant women who have been tested for HIV in the past 12 months||67.4 percent (2006-2008)||74.1 percent|
|Immunization and Infectious Diseases||IID-12.7 Increase the percentage of adults aged 65 and older who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza||67 percent (2008)||90 percent|
|Injury and Violence Prevention||IVP-39.1 Reduce physical violence by current or former intimate partners||Developmental (baseline and target setting pending availability of data)||Developmental (baseline and target setting pending availability of data)|
|Maternal, Infant and Child Health||MICH-10.1 Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care beginning in first trimester||70.8 percent (2007)||77.9 percent|
|MICH-22 Increase the proportion of employees that have worksite lactation support programs||25 percent (2009)||38 percent|
|Mental Health and Mental Disorders||MHMD-4 Reduce the proportion of adults who experience a major depressive episode (MDE)||6.8 percent (2008)||6.1 percent|
|Nutrition and Weight||NWS-8 Increase the proportion of adults who at a healthy weight||30.8 percent (2005-2008)||33.9 percent|
|Older Adults||OA-11 Reduce the rate of emergency department (ED) visits due to falls among older adults||5,235.1 ED visits per 100,000 (2007)||4,711.6 ED visits per 100,000|
|Sleep Health||SH-4 Increase the proportion of adults who get sufficient sleep||69.6 percent (2008)||70.9 percent|
|Tobacco use||TU-4.1 Increase smoking cessation attempts by adult smokers||48.3 percent (2008)||80.0 percent|