Healthy People, a report compiled by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides 10-year, measurable public health objectives — and tools to help track progress toward achieving them.
Its principles are:
- Attain healthy, thriving lives and well-being free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
- Eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and attain health literacy to improve the health and well-being of all.
- Create social, physical, and economic environments that promote attaining the full potential for health and well-being for all.
- Promote healthy development, healthy behaviors, and well-being across all life stages.
Healthy People 2030 includes 355 core — or measurable — objectives as well as developmental and research objectives, organized into 62 topic areas, each of which represents an important public health area.
Most Healthy People 2030 objectives are core, or measurable, objectives that are associated with targets for the decade. Core objectives reflect high-priority public health issues and are associated with evidence-based interventions.
Healthy People 2030 starts with Overall Health and Well-Being Measures, including life expectancy, free of activity limitation, free of disability, and overall life satisfaction.
As we embark on our course, these are important elements to consider in your own life.