Performance Improvement 2008. What Progress Has Been Made toward Healthy People 2010 Goals and Objectives?


This study evaluated midcourse achievement toward national health goals in Healthy People 2010.

Founded on data that enable progress and trends to be tracked, Healthy People 2010 provides ten-year evidence-based objectives for improving the health of Americans. There are 955 objectives and sub-objectives. Baseline values were established for each objective and sub-objective with data at the beginning of the decade, and specific targets were set to be achieved by 2010. Progress was assessed for objectives and sub-objectives with tracking data (with baseline and more recent data) as of January 2005.

Of the total 467 objectives, progress could be assessed for 281 objectives; for others data were unavailable. Of the 281 that could be assessed, 29 (10 percent) met the target, 138 (49 percent) moved toward the target, 40 (14 percent) demonstrated mixed progress (with some sub-objectives moving both toward and away from the target), 17 (6 percent) were unchanged from the baseline, and 57 (20 percent) moved away from the target.

Report Title: Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review,
Agency Sponsor:
OPHS, Office of Public Health and Science
Federal Contact: Emmeline Ochiai, 240-453-8259

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