Healthy People Objectives

ODPHP continues to play a key role in the development and tracking of Healthy People national objectives. In partnership with CDC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), ODPHP set measurable objectives and targets within the Healthy People 2020 Health Communication and Health IT topic area.

ODPHP led the development of objectives and targets specific to health-related websites, so that a greater proportion of them will:

  • Meet key reliability criteria (HC/HIT-8.1)
  • Follow established usability principles (HC/HIT-8.2)

We measure these objectives with the National Quality Health Website Survey [PDF 1.5MB], which evaluates a sample of health websites that represent the most and least visited websites.

The following resources detail our previous health communication objectives from Healthy People 2010 and subsequent follow-ups: