In an effort to make the United States more healthy, a project called Healthy People 2020 is working to assist federal agencies in setting priorities and in providing funding and support to organizations and institutions that are able to help achieve healthy objectives.
The Advisory Committee at HHS says that Healthy People 2020 “should no longer be known primarily as a print-based reference book to be kept on the shelf for a decade. It should also be a Web-accessible database that is searchable, multilevel, and interactive."
Healthy People 2020’s overarching goals include eliminating preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death, as well as disease education.
To read more about the new HHS Health Initiative, please visit: http://www.celiac.nih.gov/NewsletterWinter11.aspx#5