Goal: Reduce rates of infectious diseases and improve health for people with chronic infections.
Many people in the United States get sick and die from infectious diseases each year. Healthy People 2030 focuses on preventing and treating infectious diseases.
Making sure children and at-risk adults get vaccinated for diseases like measles, pertussis, flu, and hepatitis A and B is key to preventing infections. In addition, increasing awareness of chronic infections like hepatitis B and C can help more people get diagnosed and treated.
For diseases that can’t be prevented by vaccines, like hepatitis C, early diagnosis and treatment can help improve health outcomes. Infection control interventions at hospitals can also help reduce health care-associated infections like C. diff (Clostridioides difficile) and MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).