Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology (OPHIE) - Healthy People Nevada

Healthy People Nevada

Moving From 2010 to 2020 

March 2011 

The Healthy People Initiative is a national strategy designed to improve the overall health of Americans. For three decades, Healthy People has provided a comprehensive set of national 10-year health promotion and disease prevention objectives aimed at improving the health of all Americans.  For the past decade, Healthy People 2010 has led the way for Americans to achieve an increase in the quality and years of healthy life, and to eliminate health disparities. Healthy People 2020 will continue in the tradition of its predecessors to define the vision and strategy for building a healthier nation. 

The Healthy People Nevada 2010-2020 report utilizes objectives, focus areas, and targets from the national Healthy People framework to provide a statewide assessment of the health status of Nevada.  The report includes 119 objectives, representing 25 of the 38 national focus areas, presenting an overview of Nevada’s progress on the Healthy People 2010-2020 objectives, the major challenges identified statewide and on a local level, and an overview of best practices for addressing those challenges.