About NHLBI's HP 2010
Issued in January 2000, Healthy People 2010 is the
Federal Government's blueprint for building a healthier Nation over the next 10
years. It is designed to achieve two major overarching goals-to increase the
quality and years of Americans' healthy life and to end racial and ethnic
disparities in the burden of disease. The plan contains 467 objectives that are
organized into 28 focus areas. Visit the main
Healthy People 2010
Website for a full description of the focus areas and objectives.
The NHLBI Healthy People 2010 Gateway was developed
to help achieve these goals and objectives. The Gateway provides quick, easy
access to Institute information and resources on four key areas: cardiovascular
health, asthma, sleep, and minority populations.
Each area has its own portal, which outlines the
Institute's efforts to meet the Healthy People 2010 goals and objectives. These
include activities and materials from the Institute's national education
programs and initiatives.
The portals offer a wealth of resources to help
health professionals plan their own Healthy People activities. For instance,
the portals have public and professional education materials, notices of
upcoming meetings, conferences, and exhibits, and opportunities for health
professionals to do long-distance learning--and get continuing education
The Gateway also lets you shop online in the NHLBI
materials catalog--fill your shopping basket, or print or download many of the
items for free.
Additionally, the Gateway has quick links to popular
NHLBI Web-based applications on asthma, sleep, cholesterol, and high blood
pressure, as well as to the Federal Government's Healthy People 2010 Web site.
Finally, the Gateway lets you sign on as an NHLBI
partner in health by joining the Institute's Health Information Network (HIN).
As a partner, you'll receive updates about new NHLBI programs, research
findings, resources, and upcoming events. You'll also be able to share your
experiences in health promotion and disease prevention with other HIN partners.
NHLBI hopes you will find this electronic Gateway
to be a useful service. We plan to continually add to the Gateway's offerings
and welcome your feedback and suggestions on its contents.