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Healthy People 2030: A National Blueprint for Health Improvement

August 24, 2020

Initially started after the 1979 Surgeon General’s Report, Healthy People began as a way achieve health improvement through a national commitment to disease prevention and health promotion.

Now in its fifth iteration—which kicked off last week—Healthy People 2030 charts the course for public health over the next decade. In this episode, public health leaders share their perspectives about where state and territorial health agencies intersect with Healthy People 2030 and why it should be treated as a "North Star" in public health.


  • Paul Halverson, DrPH, Founding Dean and Professor at Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
    Former Secretary, Arkansas Department of Health
  • Jill Hunsaker Ryan, MPH, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment