January 25, 2021

HHS Announces Healthy People 2030 New Objectives

HHS Announces Healthy People 2030 New Objectives

The United States Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) has published new objectives and health measures as part of the Healthy People 2030 initiative. The new objectives, Leading Health Indicators and Overall Health and Well-Being Measures, will help public healthcare professionals, businesses, policymakers, national organizations, and community leaders set priorities and track nationwide progress towards improving health and wellness.

The Leading Health Indicators are a subset of the Healthy people 2030 core objectives. The core objectives of Healthy People 2030 reflect high-priority public health issues and are associated with evidence-based interventions. The Leading Health Indicators cover the lifespan, emphasizing important public health issues that affect people at each life stage. Historically, The Leading Health Indicators have focused on the leading causes of death and disease in the United States. For Healthy people 2030, The Leading Health Indicators will focus on upstream factors, such as behaviors, social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity. There are 23 essential Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2030 that will assist health professionals in focusing resources and efforts on the high-priority public health issues to improve health and well-being for everyone.

The Overall Health and Well-Being Measures are comprehensive and global outcomes that will assist in assessing the nation’s progress towards achieving the Healthy People 2030 Vision. These measures are similar to those from Healthy People 2020, but include fewer Overall Health Measures, plus include an additional Well-Being measure. There are 8 Overall Health and Well-Being Measures, including life expectancy, activity limitations, disability, and health status.

Watch an informative video about the new objectives here.