National Agenda: Healthy People 2020

Healthy People is a set of 10-year national health objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. This initiative is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with states, communities, and many organizations in the public and private sectors.

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is working to achieve the Healthy People 2020 goal of family-centered, culturally-competent, comprehensive, and coordinated systems of services for all children and youth with special health needs.

What is Healthy People 2020?

Every 10 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services establishes health objectives for the coming decade based on scientific insights, lessons learned, current data, and innovations.

Healthy People 2020 reflects assesments of:

  • Major risks to health and wellness
  • Changing public health priorities
  • Emerging issues related to health preparedness and prevention

In January 2010, the Healthy People 2020 objectives were released with guidance for achieving the new 10-year targets.

A complete overview of maternal, infant, and child health indicators, objectives and resources can be found at This comprehensive website of Healthy People 2020 contains:

  • 2020 topics and objectives
  • Implementation and partnership information
  • Ways to connect on social media

Only by working together at the federal, state, and local levels along with the public and private sectors can the Healthy People 2020 goals be achieved.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau National Centers

The National Centers funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau are charged with improving the health and well-being of all children, especially those with special health care needs, and their families:


Early and Continuous Screening 

Condition Specific

Other Key Partners

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