Assessing Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 set an ambitious agenda for improving the nation’s health. After the decade ended, we took a data-driven approach to assessing our progress — and determining where we can do better this decade.

About the Healthy People 2020 End of Decade Snapshot 

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Download “Healthy People 2020: An End of Decade Snapshot” [PDF – 2.4 MB] to explore this high-level summary.

The report Healthy People 2020: An End of Decade Snapshot [PDF - 2.4 MB] provides an overview of progress made over the decade in meeting the Healthy People 2020 objective targets. 

This high-level summary covers national and population-level progress toward target attainment — showing variation by race and ethnicity, family income, and other factors. Individuals, organizations, and communities committed to improving health and well-being can leverage this information to focus their efforts in the current decade. The report also provides a detailed assessment of the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (LHIs), a subset of objectives that identify high-priority health issues.

About the Healthy People 2020 Final Review

At the end of the decade, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the Healthy People 2020 Final Review, which provides a quantitative assessment of the nation’s progress toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 objectives and goals over the course of the decade. 

The Healthy People 2020 Final Review consists of a series of web-based products that display the final progress status for measurable objectives and select population groups, as well as an evaluation of changes in health disparities over the decade. Findings from the Healthy People 2020 Final Review are useful for identifying not only successes from the last decade but also areas to focus action for Healthy People 2030

Explore Healthy People 2020 Resources 

Several other resources also provide information about Healthy People 2020 data, progress toward objective targets, and how organizations across the country contributed to that progress. 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

The Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review provides a snapshot of progress toward Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives halfway through the decade.

Healthy People 2020 in Review Infographics 

These Healthy People 2020 infographics use data and visuals to highlight progress over the course of the decade. One infographic highlights successes in Healthy People 2020 and the transition to Healthy People 2030, and the others focus on LHIs, population group data, and Healthy People’s emphasis on social determinants of health.

Access Healthy People 2020 

The Healthy People 2020 website featured robust information, including the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives, data tables and charts, evidence-based resources, and resources like webinar recordings. 

This website is now archived and no longer updated. If any information — like data charts — isn’t appearing correctly on the archived version of the website, users can visit the NCHS Healthy People 2020 Errata Page to access the correct information.