An Overview of Healthy People 2020

Preparing for the Next Decade: A 2020 Vision for Healthy People

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Featuring Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, this presentation demonstrates how public health professionals and educators should use Healthy People.

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Determinants of Health: A Framework for Reaching Healthy People 2020 Goals

This video demonstrates some of the factors that make some people healthy and others unhealthy. Two examples in this video serve to illustrate determinants of health, as well as interventions which can change determinants of health and lead to a specific health outcome or outcomes. The video then explains the four phases of the intervention life cycle.

This video was created by The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It explores ODPHP’s Healthy People 2020 initiative, and explains a concept known as determinants of health.

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