On Thursday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention. The initiative provides a framework for public health prevention priorities and actions.
“Sleep Health” is one of the new topic areas included in Healthy People 2020, which contains four specific Sleep Health Objectives:
"Too many people are not reaching their full potential for health because of preventable conditions," Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, said in an HHS statement. “Healthy People is the nation’s roadmap and compass for better health, providing our society a vision for improving both the quantity and quality of life for all Americans.”