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What Are Its Goals?
Healthy People 2010 is designed to achieve two overarching goals:
Goal 1: Increase Quality and Years of Healthy Life
The first goal of Healthy People 2010 is to help individuals of
all ages increase life expectancy and improve their quality
Goal 2: Eliminate Health Disparities
The second goal of Healthy People 2010 is to eliminate health
disparities among different segments of the population.
Each of the 28 focus area chapters also contains a
concise goal statement. This statement frames the overall purpose of the
Examples of focus area goals are:
Reduce the number of new cancer cases as well as the illness,
disability, and death caused by cancer.
Disability and Secondary Conditions:
Promote the health of people with disabilities, prevent secondary
conditions, and eliminate disparities between people with and
without disabilities in the U.S. population.