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People engaged in various types of activitiesHRQOL is a broad multidimensional concept that usually includes self-reported measures of physical and mental health.

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CDC’s Healthy Days Measures Used in the America’s Health Rankings®:
Mentally Unhealthy Days and Physically Unhealthy Days are included in the score to determine state rankings.

Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project:
The Robert Wood Johnson 2011 County Health Rankings report released. CDC HRQOL measures are included as 3 of 4 morbidity measures for each US county.

Healthy People 2020—Foundation Health Measures: Over the course of the decade, the 4 foundation health measures will be used to monitor progress toward promoting health, preventing disease and disability, eliminating disparities, and improving quality of life. These broad, cross-cutting measures include: General Health Status; Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being; Determinants of Health and Disparities. Learn more about Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being.

HRQOL Curricular Materials for Schools of Public Health: CDC has developed curricular materials for schools of public health to increase awareness of the CDC HRQOL surveillance measures and resources. Read more.

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