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Advance planning for Healthy People 2020
Every 10 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sets and monitors a group of national health objectives to increase the quality and years of healthy life and to eliminate health disparities. Healthy People 2020 is currently assessing the objectives of the past decade, measuring the impact of its prevention activity, and developing new 10-year targets. To learn more about the development of Healthy People 2020, visit the Healthy People web site.
HHS is seeking public input from communities across the country on the proposed Healthy People 2020 objectives. A public comment database on the proposed objectives will open on October 30, 2009.
HHS will hold three public meetings. These meetings are free and open to everyone. Seating is limited.
- October 22, 2009 — Kansas University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
- November 7, 2009 — Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- November 20, 2009 — Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington