Research Evaluation And Data Collection Methods

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Healthy People program has existed for the last three decades to provide science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 depict assessments of key risks to wellness and health. It has changed health priorities and issues related to preparedness and prevention of national’s health. The mission of Healthy People 2020 is to; identify nationwide health improvement priorities; increase public awareness and understanding of determinants of health, disease, disability, and opportunities for progress; provide measurable objectives and goals applicable at national, state, and local levels; engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge; and identify critical research evaluation and data collection methods. The overarching goals of Healthy People 2020 are; attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease; achieve healthy equality, eliminate disparities; create social and physical environments that promote good health; promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across life stages (Committee on Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020, 2011).
One of the focus areas identified by Healthy People 2020 is diabetes. The goal of the program in this specific area is to “reduce the disease and economic burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and improve the quality of life for all persons who have,

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