Healthy NC 2020 serves as our state's health improvement plan, which will address and improve our state's most pressing health priorities. The Healthy North Carolina 2020 health objectives address all aspects of health with the aim of improving the health status of every North Carolinian. Through Healthy NC 2020, we hope to mobilize the state to achieve a common set of health objectives, which are available in the report, Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health (PDF, 7.3 MB), and on the objectives page of this site. Also see the Healthy NC 2020 Technical Report , a companion publication with more details about each of the 13 focus areas and 40 objectives.
Did you know North Carolina ranks 35th among U.S. states in terms of our overall health according to America's Health Rankings? In fact, since 1990 our rank has typically been even lower.
Healthy North Carolina 2020 aims to move us to "A Better State of Health." It’s a big job, but with your help, we can get there.
Our goal is to be one of the healthiest states in the nation. This will require a concerted effort from policy-makers, health professionals, state and local government, insurers, business and community leaders, advocacy organizations, consumer groups, the faith community and North Carolina’s residents -- does that include you?!
We invite you to join us in this important mission.
"Each of us can directly improve our nation’s collective health by learning about the factors that affect our health and taking real action to improve our habits, culture and environment.” America’s Health Rankings