Spokane Cares supports Healthy People 2020,
the federal government's 10-year program to improve the health of all Americans. Their vision is to create a society in which all people live long, healthy lives.
- Spokane Cares increases public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease and disability and the opportunities for progress.
- Spokane Cares promotes quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.
- Spokane Cares supports Healthy People with hundreds of topics, as well as the services provided by the organizations on the site.
Spokane Cares addresses the majority of the Healthy People 2020 topics, including cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's, diabetes, disability and health, educational and community-based programs, environmental health, family planning, food safety, health-related quality of life and well-being, hearing and other sensory or communication disorders, heart disease and stroke, HIV, immunization an infectious diseases, injury and violence prevention, LGBT health, maternal and infant and child health, mental health and mental disorders, nutrition and weight status, older adults, oral health, physical activity, preparedness, respiratory diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, sleep health, social determinants of health, substance abuse, tobacco use and vision. For more information, visit http://www.healthypeople.gov