How is Nevada doing?

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

While general in nature, they offer specific, important areas of emphasis where action must be taken if the United States is to achieve better health by the year 2020. Developed under the leadership of the Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW), the Healthy People 2020 framework is the product of an exhaustive collaborative process among the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies, public stakeholders, and the advisory committee.

The charts below outlines where Nevada ranks in respect to the benchmarks established by
HP2020. As outlined below, Nevada falls short in many of the benchmarks.