Determinants For Healthy People 2020

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The determinants of health are associated with personal, economic, social, and environmental factors that influence the health of people and communities (WHO). Health is a top priority that should be taking seriously by individuals and population health. It is important to understand the factors that affect health which are considered determinants of health. “Healthy People 2020” is a national program that was developed for 10 years by the United States Department of Health and Human Services aimed at improving health for all Americans (Health people 2020). Health outcomes can be easily defined and measured by health determinants and factors. According to “Healthy People 2020” determinants of health are broken down into five broad categories which includes, policymaking, social factors, health services, individual behavior, and biology and genetics. These categories correlate with one another to determine individual and the population health. Health determinants together affect the health of each individual and population, which in return determines the level of nation’s health. The healthy people 2020 program aims at targeting determinants to increase the health of a population. There are many challenges on how to facilitate and the tools to resolve determinants of health. The strategies used includes focusing on research to increase the knowledge and understanding health determinants which affects individuals and population health and ways to improve it. Targeting
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