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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Healthy People 2020 Objectives, and why don't all health indicators on PeriStats cite an objective?

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Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a set of health objectives for the United States to achieve over the second decade of the new century. Created by scientists both inside and outside of Government, it identifies a wide range of public health priorities and specific, measurable objectives. HP2020 can be used by many different people, States, communities, professional organizations, and others to help them develop programs to improve health. PeriStats provides the Healthy People 2020 Objective for all health indicators that have objectives. Go to the HP2020 Web site for more detailed information.