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4 overarching goals of healthy people


longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
health equity, eliminate disparities, improve health of all groups.
social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.


Mission of Healthy People 2020


Identify nationwide health improvement priorities.
Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress.
Provide measurable objectives and goals that are applicable at the national, State, and local levels.
Engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge.
Identify critical research, evaluation, and data collection needs.