The Healthy People Initiative is a national strategy designed to
improve the overall health of Americans. For three decades, Healthy
People has provided a comprehensive set of national 10-year health
promotion and disease prevention objectives aimed at improving the
health of all Americans. For the past decade, Healthy People
2010 has led the way for Americans to achieve an increase in the
quality and years of healthy life, and to eliminate health disparities.
Healthy People 2020 will continue in the tradition of its
predecessors to define the vision and strategy for building a healthier
The Healthy People Nevada 2010-2020 report utilizes objectives,
focus areas, and targets from the national Healthy People
framework to provide a statewide assessment of the health status of
Nevada. The report includes 119 objectives, representing 25 of the 38
national focus areas, presenting an overview of Nevada’s progress on the
Healthy People 2010-2020 objectives, the major challenges identified
statewide and on a local level, and an overview of best practices for
addressing those challenges.
The report is in separate PDF files for easy downloading.