HHS releases review of Healthy People 2010
Posted on October 7, 2011 | No Comments
“Healthy People 2010 Final Review,” released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a progress assessment of the nation’s health goals over the last decade. At a Health Affairs briefing in Washington D.C. just before the release of the Final Review, HHS’s Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, said that the two principal health goals of the decade were 1) to increase the lifespan and quality of life of Americans, and 2) to reduce health disparities. Secretary Koh reported that the Final Review data show that the first measure, but unfortunately not the second, was achieved. While much progress has been made with regard to 71% of the program’s 2010 targets, the Healthy People Final Review does highlight several critical problem areas, including not only health disparities, but also the obesity rate in America.
For the full “Health People 2010 Final Review,” please refer to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics website.