Healthy North Carolina 2020 Project

The Healthy North Carolina 2020 project was a collaborative effort of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, the Governor’s Task Force for Healthy Carolinians, North Carolina's Division of Public Health, the Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, and the State Center for Health Statistics. The goal of the Healthy North Carolina 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 of 2011.

The Healthy NC 2020 project was generously supported by The Duke Endowment, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, and the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund.

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A report, Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health, published at the end of the project, highlights the 40 objectives, briefly describes the rationale for their selection, and includes key health disparities, as well as strategies to address the objectives.

A companion report, 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.