The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives.
Previous public comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals for Healthy People 2030. In this public comment period, Healthy People would like your input on the proposed Core, Developmental, and Research objectives (pdf).
Read the objective selection criteria (pdf) prior to reviewing and commenting on the proposed objectives.
Some of the behavioral health-focused objectives are as follows:
- HIV – Reduce new infection rates, increase screening, linkage to care, and vial supression
- LGBT health – Increase representation in surveys, reduce bullying, suicidal ideation, and illicit drug use
- Sexually Transmitted Infections – Reduce rates of transmission
- Mental Health – Reduce suicide attempts and rates, improve treatment, co-occurring disorders, screening, mental health of people experiencing homelessness
- Substance Use – Increase and improve treatment, reduce underage drug use, reduce and treat drug use disorders, reduce tobacco use and increase cessation
- Opioids – Reduce deaths, use, misuse
Healthy People Overview
Healthy People focuses on critical health promotion and disease prevention topics. Since its launch in 1979, the initiative has grown substantially—increasing from 226 objectives in 15 topic areas for Healthy People 1990 to more than 1,200 objectives in 42 topic areas for Healthy People 2020. Because stakeholders have indicated a desire for a more specific and targeted initiative in the next decade, Healthy People 2030 will be a streamlined set of national health objectives guiding the Nation in efforts to improve health. While this translates to a smaller set of objectives,
Members of the public are invited to submit comments on the proposed objectives from December 3,
Learn more and submit your comments on HealthyPeople.gov.