Healthy People 2020 is the 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. It is managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). New Jersey, and every other state, has developed its own state-level version of the initiative.
Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) adopted the vision, mission, and overarching goals of Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) but tailored objectives to the health issues facing residents of New Jersey. While many of HNJ2020’s objectives are the same or similar to those of HP2020, there are also many in HNJ2020 that are not in HP2020 and vice versa. Additionally, the targets set for achievement by 2020 in Healthy New Jersey are based solely on New Jersey baseline data and therefore differ from the targets presented in HP2020 which are based on national-level data.