Parents or Caregivers

Goal: Help parents and caregivers improve health and well-being for their loved ones and themselves.

Parents and caregivers have a major impact on the health and well-being of children and adolescents, older adults, and people with health conditions or disabilities. Healthy People 2030 focuses on ways parents and caregivers can help keep the people they care for — and themselves — healthy and safe.

Parents and guardians can take direct steps to promote their children’s health and development. For example, they can schedule preventive health care visits that include developmental screenings, foster nurturing relationships, protect children from health risks, teach healthy habits, and provide healthy foods.

Similarly, caregivers of people with health conditions or disabilities influence the health of the people they’re caring for in many different ways. It’s important to make sure caregivers have the resources and support they need to keep themselves and the people they’re caring for healthy.

Objective Status

  • 0 Target met or exceeded
  • 2 Improving
  • 0 Little or no detectable change
  • 3 Getting worse
  • 1 Baseline only
  • 3 Developmental
  • 1 Research

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