Healthy People 2020 (HP2020), the decade’s public health plan for the country, was released last week. Maine, along with all other states, is expected to start creating its version of this plan in the coming months. Maine has the added perspective of 2020 being our bicentennial. The HP2020 website can be found at: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx
As we approach the Healthy Maine 2020 planning process, you may be wondering how we did with the Healthy Maine 2010 goals and objectives. We have just posted graphs showing progress on these. They are in both PDF and Power Point format. There were a total of about 140 Healthy Maine 2010 objectives. Although some could not be tracked throughout the decade, most can be found on this updated website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/healthy_maine/index.shtml.