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"A national health promotion program to improve the health of all Americans. Initiated in 1979 and led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Healthy People provides science-based, ten-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
HP2020 is organized into 42 subject areas with 600 public health objectives. Developed and selected through consultation with a broad range of organizations, groups and individuals, these objectives provide a framework for monitoring and measuring improvements in health status of the American population over the decade from 2010 to 2020." - from Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners).