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Community Health Nursing: Healthy People 2020

2020 Topics and Goals

  • Diabetes
    Reduce the disease and economic burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and improve the quality of life for all persons who have, or are at risk for, DM.
  • Immunization and Infectious Diseases
    Increase immunization rates and reduce preventable infectious diseases.
  • Substance Abuse
    Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children.
  • HIV
    Prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and its related illness and death.
  • Heart Disease and Stroke
    Improve cardiovascular health and quality of life through prevention, detection, and treatment of risk factors for heart attack and stroke; early identification and treatment of heart attacks and strokes; and prevention of repeat cardiovascular events.
  • Tobacco Use
    Reduce illness, disability, and death related to tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
  • Physical Activity
    Improve health, fitness, and quality of life through daily physical activity.
  • Mental Health and Mental Disorders
    Improve mental health through prevention and by ensuring access to appropriate, quality mental health services.
  • Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
    Improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families.
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
    Prevent unintentional injuries and violence, and reduce their consequences.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Promote healthy sexual behaviors, strengthen community capacity, and increase access to quality services to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their complications.
  • Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
    Prevent illness and disability related to arthritis and other rheumatic conditions, osteoporosis, and chronic back conditions.
  • Adolescent Health
    Improve the healthy development, health, safety, and well-being of adolescents and young adults.
  • Nutrition and Weight Status
    Promote health and reduce chronic disease risk through the consumption of healthful diets and achievement and maintenance of healthy body weights.
  • Cancer
    Reduce the number of new cancer cases, as well as the illness, disability, and death caused by cancer.
  • Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease
    Reduce the morbidity and costs associated with, and maintain or enhance the quality of life for, persons with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Early and Middle Childhood
    Document and track population-based measures of health and well-being for early and middle childhood populations over time in the United States.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
    Reduce new cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its complications, disability, death, and economic costs.
  • Respiratory Diseases
    Promote respiratory health through better prevention, detection, treatment, and education efforts.


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