Wednesday, December 12, 2018

OPPORTUNITY: The Healthy People 2030 public comment period is now open!

The opportunity for public comment on the Healthy People 2030 objectives is now open .  You are a group with much to offer! 




Healthy People focuses on critical health promotion and disease prevention topics. Since its launch in 1979, the initiative has grown substantially—increasing from 226 objectives in 15 topic areas for Healthy People 1990 to more than 1,200 objectives in 42 topic areas for Healthy People 2020. Because stakeholders have indicated a desire for a more specific and targeted initiative in the next decade, Healthy People 2030 will be a streamlined set of national health objectives guiding the Nation in efforts to improve health. While this translates to a smaller set of objectives, Heathy People 2030 will continue to represent critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and driving action at the national, state, and local levels.

The Healthy People 2030 public comment period is now open! The public comment period will be open from December 3, 2018 through January 17, 2019. Review the proposed objectives, submit comments, or propose your own objective at https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/About-Healthy-People/Development-Healthy-People-2030/Public-Comment

Previous public comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals for Healthy People 2030. In this public comment period, HHS would like input on the proposed Core, Developmental, and Research objectives.

In response to stakeholder input, Healthy People 2030 will include a streamlined set of national health objectives to guide the Nation’s  efforts to improve health. Healthy People 2030 will continue to represent critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and driving action at the national, state, and local levels.