Over the past four decades, the Department of Health and Human Services has outlined nationwide health goals every ten years. Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., gives an update on the department’s latest initiative, Healthy People 2020, which was launched in 2010.
Lewis: Can you summarize Healthy People 2020?
Dr. Koh: It’s critical that we regularly ask: Is our nation becoming healthier? If so, in what specific areas? And if not, where do we need improvement?