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  • Rural Healthy People 2020 (RHP2020) is a result of the work of several researchers, graduate assistants, dedicated project staff, and the guidance of our national RHP2020 Expert Advisory Board. Over a decade ago, the Health Resources and Services Administrations Office of Rural Health funded the two-volume Rural Healthy People 2010 the result of a rural-focused survey of Healthy People 2010 priorities and objectives. This served as a foundational starting point for identifying rural health priorities and objectives for the decade. Rural Healthy People 2020 builds upon the earlier work and expands the national Healthy People 2020 initiative by giving a rural focus to the Healthy People 2020 priorities. Nationally, Healthy People 2020 has served the country by providing a comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention roadmap for improving the health of all people in the United States during the second decade of the 21st century. The 1,200 priorities and objectives in Healthy People 2020 are intended to serve as a guide for action by national, state, and local healthcare officials to improve the health of communities over the course of the current decade.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bolin, J. N., Bellamy, G., Ferdinand, A. O., Kash, B. A., & Helduser, J. W.

complete list of authors

  • Bolin, JN||Bellamy, G||Ferdinand, AO||Kash, BA||Helduser, JW

editor list (cited editors)

  • Bolin, J. N., Bellamy, G., Ferdinand, A. O., Kash, B. A., & Helduser, J. W.

publication date

  • January 2015