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Healthy People 2020 - NACCHO Partnership

Local Public Health Finding Ways to Advance Healthy People Across the Country

NACCHO's partnership with Healthy People 2020 (HP 2020) is designed to support and increase the use of HP 2020 among local health departments (LHDs), non-profit hospitals, and other organizations related to community health assessment and improvement planning. All programmatic activities will be designed to support the HP 2020 ten-year agenda for improving the Nation's health.

With fewer resources and staff, many LHDs face significant challenges in providing essential services that ensure the health and safety of their communities. The HP 2020 approach offers an evidence-based, easy-to-use tool designed to aid LHDs and other organizations in community health assessment work.

The HP 2020-NACCHO Partnership is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


Click on one of the tabs above to be directed to examples, resources, and tools that will help LHDs and their partners utilize HP 2020 in community health improvement work. The LHDs Using Healthy People tab includes example community health assessments, community health improvement plans, and HP 2020 progress trackers. The Community Benefit tab includes resources to help LHDs and non-profit hospitals collaborate with HP 2020. The Resources tab includes HP 2020-related reports, webinars, and other tools.

How to Use Healthy People In Your Assessment and Planning Efforts

Community health assessment and improvement planning can be overwhelming, but HP 2020 can make it easier. NACCHO created a series of short videos, each under three minutes, to showcase how elements of HP 2020 can assist assessment and planning activities. There are five videos total, including topics such as:

  • Healthy People Basics
  • Healthy People and Assessment
  • Healthy People and Establishing Priorities
  • Healthy People and Setting Local Targets
  • Healthy People and Evidence-Based Practices

Access these short videos by visiting the HP 2020-NACCHO Partnership Resources page. More »

Webinar Recording: Accreditation and Healthy People 2020

NACCHO’s Quality Improvement (QI) and Accreditation Preparation Webinar Series provides periodic webinars as part of NACCHO's continued commitment to QI and preparing LHDs for national accreditation. On August 29, 2012, NACCHO hosted a webinar on incorporating HP 2020 in accreditation preparation activities. This 90-minute webinar provided an overview of HP 2020 from CDC staff, and featured representatives from LHDs with experience preparing for PHAB accreditation and incorporating HP 2020 activities into their work.

Visit the HP 2020-NACCHO Partnership Resources page to download the PowerPoint presentation slides or access the free archived webinar recording. More »


For more information about the HP 2020-NACCHO partnership, contact Barbara Laymon at or Reena Chudgar at