Healthy People 2010 Objectives: Draft for Public Comment

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Letter from the Surgeon General

Guide for Commenting on Focus Areas and Objectives


  1. Introduction
    1. What is Healthy People?
    2. Call for Comments
    3. How Can Organizations and Individuals
      Contribute to Healthy  People?
    4. Schedule of Healthy People 2010 Development
  2. Background
    1. Leading Health Indicators
    2. Criteria for Objectives Development
    3. Types of Objectives
    4. Data Issues
    5. The Secretary's Council on National Health
      Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives
    6. The Healthy People Steering Committee
    7. Healthy People Work Group Coordinators
    8. Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Book


  1. Increase Quality and Years of Healthy Life
  2. Eliminate Health Disparities

Figure: Healthy People 2010, Healthy People
in Healthy Communities


Promote Healthy Behaviors

  1. Physical Activity and Fitness
  2. Nutrition
  3. Tobacco Use

Promote Healthy and Safe Communities

  1. Educational and Community-Based Programs
  2. Environmental Health
  3. Food Safety
  4. Injury/Violence Prevention

    a. Injuries That Cut Across Intent
    b. Unintentional Injuries
    c. Violence and Abuse

  5. Occupational Safety and Health
  6. Oral Health

Improve Systems for Personal and Public Health

  1. Access to Quality Health Services

a. Preventive Care
b. Primary Care
c. Emergency Services
d. Long-Term Care and Rehabilitative Services

  1. Family Planning
  2. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  3. Medical Product Safety
  4. Public Health Infrastructure
  5. Health Communication

Prevent and Reduce Diseases and Disorders

  1. Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
  2. Cancer
  3. Diabetes
  4. Disability and Secondary Conditions
  5. Heart Disease and Stroke
  6. HIV
  7. Immunization and Infectious Diseases
  8. Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  9. Respiratory Diseases
  10. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  11. Substance Abuse

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