The Healthy North Carolina 2020 project was a collaborative effort of the NCIOM, Governor’s Task Force for Healthy Carolinians; the Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS); the Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, NC DHHS; and the State Center for Health Statistics, NC DHHS. The goal of the Healthy North Carolina (HNC) 2020 project was to develop the state’s 2020 health objectives. This work began in late 2009 and culminated with the release of the 2020 objectives in January 2011.
This publication highlights the 40 objectives, briefly describes the rationale for their selection, and includes key health disparities, as well as strategies to address the objectives.
The Healthy North Carolina 2020: Technical Report provides additional background information for each of the 13 focus areas and more information about why each of the 40 objectives was selected and how targets were set.