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  • Healthy People 2020 Seeking Comment

    Healthy People 2020, a US Department of Health and Human Services initiative that establishes goals for improving the health of all Americans, is being updated and needs your input.

    The program, which provides a set of 10-year national objectives, has issued proposed new objectives in the areas of arthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic back conditions; early and middle childhood; heart disease and stroke; maternal, infant, and child health; and tobacco use. The objectives include issues around hypertension, chronic pain, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Participants may review and comment on the proposed objectives.

    APTA is a member of the Healthy People Consortium, and will gather comments from member experts to develop a formal response from the association.

    Plan on submitting individual comments? Be sure to identify yourself as a PT sharing your own perspectives to avoid confusion with the official APTA response.


    • PT needs to be educating its members on how to measure quality of life health and present a good framework to the medical community so we are seen correctly as the experts to lead the way for the Healthy People 2020

      Posted by david roberts on 10/27/2014 10:46 AM

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