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Healthy People 2020: An Opportunity to Address the Societal Determinants of Health in the United Sta


The Healthy People 2020's "An Opportunity to Address the Societal Determinants of Health in the United States" provides background and rationale for focusing on societal determinants of health and explains why Healthy People 2020 uses a HiAP approach to address societal determinants of health on the population level. This resource is ideal for decision makers looking for background information on how a health in all policies approach addresses the social determinants of health from a U.S. perspective and for those interested in connecting their work to advance Health in All Policies to national efforts. To learn more about Healthy People 2020, visit http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx. 

Primary Toolkit:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Environmental Health, Health Equity, Policies, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 20




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