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Healthy People 2020 logo First Meeting: January 31-February 1, 2008

Appendix D

Draft for Committee Consideration 1.31.08
submitted by Chair and Vice-Chair to Committee on 2.1.08



A society in which all people attain maximum years of healthy life.

The healthiest people in the healthiest nation.


  1. Create health promoting environments: physical, social, cultural, economic and communications.
  2. Eliminate preventable disease, injury, and disability, and premature death.
  3. Eliminate health disparities while improving the health of all groups.


  • Increase recognition of the underlying determinants of health and disease.
  • Identify highest value opportunities to improve health through use of best knowledge.
  • Provide a framework for selecting and implementing strategies and tactics.
  • Provide a framework for assessing progress to guide further improvement.
  • Incorporate new science and technology to strengthen policy and program effectiveness and efficiency.

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