Healthy People

Since 1980, the Healthy People initiative has set measurable objectives to improve the health and well-being of people nationwide. At the beginning of every decade, we launch a new iteration of the initiative that addresses the latest public health priorities and challenges. 

Healthy People 2030 is the initiative’s fifth iteration.

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Lessening Cancer Risks: Healthy Living, Preventive Measures, and Public Health Practice

ODPHP Director RADM Paul Reed, MD

At the heart of it, cancers are diseases caused by mutations in genes that ultimately fail to control the way our cells would normally function. Despite the complexity of factors and their interplay that lead to cancer, the evidence unequivocally suggests that there are measures that can be taken to reduce risk. When collectively addressed, these steps can help us to prevent many cancers. Within such a strategy, there are habits to avoid and habits to encourage.

ODPHP Announces the Next Webinar in the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce the next webinar in the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series. Titled Leveraging Healthy People 2030 to Address Issues Affecting Children, Mothers, and Families, this webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 3:00-4:00 pm ET...

Healthy People Webinar Series Kick-Off: Connecting Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030

On Thursday, March 31st the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) hosted the inaugural webinar of the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series. Titled Bridging Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030, the webinar featured presentations from NCHS and ODPHP leadership on high-level progress made at the end of Healthy People 2020, the transition to Healthy People 2030, and elements of Healthy People 2030...