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Healthy People 2020 Strategic Plan

Department of Health Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Puerto Rico July 2012 Policy document public health, strategy

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The Puerto Rico Healthy People 2020 Strategic Plan was developed taking into consideration the National Healthy People principles and adjusting the thematic areas to the needs of Puerto Rico.
The strategies identified in each topic areas were framed within the principle of healthy lifestyles. The Strategic Plan for Puerto Rico selected 6 topic areas and 84 objectives. The six topic areas included in the plan are: Noncommunicable diseases (Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke, Respiratory Diseases and Cancer); Communicable diseases (Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV); Nutrition and Physical Activity; Mental Health and Substance Abuse; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; and Older Adults. This work intends to outline a health promotion and disease prevention agenda, where all sectors are involved. Each component is important and has a significant role, either in the field of education, social communication, research or in the development of public policies.

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