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Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a set of goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts in order to improve the health of all Americans. HP2020 has expanded compared to HP2010, with nearly 600 objectives organized into 42 topic areas. The Department's Division of Health Informatics provides statistics to assist in the monitoring of progress for a portion of these objectives at the state and county level, when data are available. Please visit the national Healthy People website for further information on the history and current state of HP2020.

Access the latest Pennsylvania statistics for Healthy People 2020 below:
Please note that Excel versions of the PDF files can be obtained by clicking the yellow buttons which appear at the beginning of the PDF files. In order to access maps for county level data, click the green buttons in the county level file.


Age-adjusted rates/percentages were calculated using the U.S. 2000 standard million population distribution. Therefore, these figures are comparable only to age-adjusted rates/percentages that were calculated using the same standard. Rates/percentages were not calculated and shown for small numbers of events due to unreliability for comparison/analysis. Age-adjusted death rates were not calculated and shown if less than 20 events occurred. All other types of rates (non-sample data) were not calculated and shown if less then 10 events occurred. Percentages were not calculated and shown for BRFSS sample data when the sample size was less than 50 or when the portion of the sample being represented was of size greater than or equal to 50 but the calculated percentage was deemed to be statistically unreliable. Unknowns were excluded from calculations unless specified otherwise. Data are for residents unless specified otherwise.


Please note the following disclaimers and include them in any release of the data as specified below.
For data with the Division of Health Informatics, PA Department of Health listed as the source:
"These data were provided by the Division of Health Informatics, Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Department specifically disclaims responsibility for any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions."
For data with the PA Health Care Cost Containment Council listed as source:
"The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) is an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care and increasing access to health care for all citizens regardless of the ability to pay. PHC4 has provided data to this entity in an effort to further PHC4's mission of educating the public and containing health care costs in Pennsylvania. PHC4, its agents and staff, have made no representation, guarantee or warranty, express or implied, that the data: financial, patient, payor and physician specific information provided to this entity, are error-free, or that the use of the data will avoid differences of opinion or interpretation, or disputes with those who published reports or purchased data. This analysis was not prepared by PHC4. This analysis was done by the Division of Informatics of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. PHC4, its agents and staff, bear no responsibility or liability for the results of the analysis, which are solely the opinion of this entity, or consequences of its use."