HEALTY PEOPLE 2020
Healthy People 2020
The Healthy People 2020 initiative provides a science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For three decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across communities, empower individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities. (Healthy, 2012) The first goal of this paper is to distinguish between the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy People 2020 goals and the World Health Organization (WHO) goals, and address some similarities and differences. Second, this paper will address if the nurses in my community are aware of the Healthy People 2020 goals. Healthy People Goals
The goal of Healthy People is to provide evidence-based health objectives and strategies to encourage Americans to make informed decisions. Healthy People is a program that puts an emphasis on prevention, especially by making good lifestyle choices. The program also aims to eliminate disparities in health behavior and health outcomes. (CDC.gov ) The mission lists 5 things HP2020 should accomplish: 1) Identify nationwide health improvement priorities, 2) Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease and disability and the opportunities for progress. 3) Provide measurable objectives and goals that can be used at the national, state and local levels 4) Engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge. 5) Identify critical research and data collection needs. In summary, the goals are to eliminate preventable disease and premature death, achieve health equity, and to create social and physical environments that promote good health for all people across every stage of life. (Malvitz, 2009) World Health Organization Goals...
References: HHS Releases Final Healthy People Goals for 2020. (2011). Contemporary Pediatrics, 28(12), 13
Malvitz, D. (2009). Update on Healthy People 2020. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 83(4), 157-158.
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