1990, the United States Public Health Service published Healthy People
2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives,
which contained the details of where health professionals and other
interested individuals wanted the country's population to be in terms
of health outcomes and related behavior by the year 2000. The year 2000
targets were expressed in a comprehensive series of measurable objectives.
In June, 1991, the New Jersey Department of Health, in collaboration
with many other agencies and individuals, both public and private, issued
its response to the national objectives in Healthy New Jersey 2000:
A Public Health Agenda for the 1990s. An assessment of New Jersey's
current status on a subset of the objectives contained in that document
is included in this chapter.
of the data used to assess the status in 1997 of the selected New Jersey
year 2000 objectives presented in this chapter are the vital statistics
files and communicable disease reports cited in the chapters in this
publication specific to each type of data.
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