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Healthy People Health Communication and Health IT Topic Area


What is the Healthy People Health Communication and Health IT topic area?

Two Smiling Women One Typing on a ComputerHealthy People sets science-based, 10-year, national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 calls on policymakers, businesses, health and public health professionals, and the general public to use health communication strategies and health information technology (IT) to improve population health outcomes and health care quality and to achieve health equity.

Why is improving health communication and health IT an important part of Healthy People 2020?

By strategically combining health IT tools and effective health communication processes, there is the potential to:

  • Improve health care quality and safety.
  • Increase the efficiency of health care and public health service delivery.
  • Improve the public health information infrastructure.
  • Support care in the community and at home.
  • Facilitate clinical and consumer decision-making.
  • Build health skills and knowledge.

Visit the reports and research and related resources in this section to see how the Nation is working to achieve the Healthy People Health Communication and Health IT goals and objectives.

View the Healthy People 2020 Web site to view the Health Communication and Health IT:

What's new in Healthy People 2020?

Healthy People 2020 has:

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Reports & Research

Reports and Research on Healthy People 2010

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Related Resources

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