Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

Healthy People 2020 can be a valuable resource for defining health improvement objectives. However, the sheer number of Healthy People 2020 objectives (more than 1,400) can be daunting. The following framework provides a searchable database to help you quickly focus on the Healthy People 2020 objectives that are most important for your particular initiative. You can learn more about Healthy People 2020 objectives and related resources at