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HNSC 4150 Techniques of Community Health Education: Our Nation's and Community's Health

Readings: How healthy is our nation/community?

About Healthy People

 Map of the US covered with pictures of people

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

Introducing Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.

Readings: How healthy is our nation/community?

Health, United States 2016 contains a summary, At a Glance table that displays recent data on selected indicators of  health and their determinants, cross-referenced to tables in  the report. This is followed by a Highlights section, which  focuses on both long-term trends and current data on  topics of public health interest and illustrates the breadth  of material included in  Health, United States . The other  major sections are a Chartbook, detailed Trend Tables, two  Appendixes, and an Index.

United States., Center for Disease Control., & National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.). (2017). Health, United States, 2016:  DHHS publication ; no. 2017-1232. Retrieved from

The Health, United States 2015 presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. The report contains a Chartbook that assesses the nation's health by presenting trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization and access, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures. This year's Chartbook includes a Special Feature on racial and ethnic health disparities. The report also contains 114 Trend Tables organized around four major subject areas: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.

United States., Center for Disease Control., & National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.). (2016). Health, United States, 2015: With special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities. DHHS publication ; no. 2016-1232. Retrieved from