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Healthy People 2020 (graded)
The federal government developed Healthy People as a set of national health objectives that are periodically evaluated to measure progress in the nation’s health goals and healthcare services. HP 2020 has a renewed focus on identifying, measuring, tracking, and reducing health disparities through a determinants-of-health approach.

This week, please briefly discuss a Healthy People 2020 objective under the topic area of your choice. Go to www.healthypeople.gov and select any one of the objectives under the topic area of your interest. Using the local, national, or international news, describe actions you, as a community health nurse, could take in formulating policy changes to help promote the objective you have selected. Cite references to support your views.

Please note:

There is a helpful "Introduction to Healthy People 2020 website" document in Doc Sharing to aid you in navigating the HP 2020 website.

Our textbook,Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (5th ed.) was published prior to the final version of Healthy People 2020, resulting in some of the book content differing from the Healthy People 2020 website.

Determinants of Health (graded)
Healthy People 2020 identified four Foundation Health Measures (FHM) that reflect the major health concerns in the United States. The third FHM isDeterminants of Health. The description of Determinants of Health is:

"A range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health status are known as determinants of health. Determinants of health include such things as biology, genetics, individual behavior, access to health services, and the environment in which people are born, live, learn, play, work, and age" (U.S. Department of Health and Human...


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