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Public Health

Toolkit to support the study and research of public health

What is Healthy People 2020?

"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).

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