Goal: Improve health by preventing, detecting, and responding to public health events worldwide.
Global health threats — like emerging diseases, disease outbreaks, and environmental disasters — can affect the health and well-being of people in the United States. Healthy People 2030 focuses on increasing disease monitoring and prevention efforts — and on improving global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats.
Many countries don’t have the capacity to respond effectively to outbreaks and public health events like environmental disasters. Training more people to respond to global public health threats can help reduce negative health outcomes.
Disease monitoring is key to controlling outbreaks and preventing deaths, but many countries don’t have effective surveillance and laboratory systems. Increasing laboratory diagnostic testing and reporting systems around the world can help detect and prevent diseases and improve health.