Published February 2011
What Is Healthy People?
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:
Encourage collaborations across sectors.
Guide individuals toward making informed health decisions.
Measure the impact of prevention activities.
At this site, you will be able to access data reports and news specific to
Healthy People data collection in North Dakota.
Data collection and dissemination has two primary purposes:
Department of Health Program Support –
Many programs within the Department of Health utilize Healthy People objectives
for tracking program specific indicators, program evaluation, demonstration of need
within the state and demonstration of trends within program areas.
Healthy North Dakota Support –
Healthy North Dakota is an initiative that focuses on wellness in our homes, schools,
communities and workplaces and serves as a framework for a statewide comprehensive
Healthy People supports the Healthy North Dakota initiative by providing access to
annual data on multiple health objectives.