A program of the Department of Health and Human Services, HP 2020 is a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda. The Healthy People initiative is grounded in the principle that setting national objectives and monitoring progress can motivate action, and indeed, in just the last decade, preliminary analyses indicate that the country has either progressed toward or met 71 percent of its Healthy People targets. Healthy People 2020 is the product of an extensive stakeholder feedback process that is unparalleled in government and health. It integrates input from public health and prevention experts, a wide range of federal, state and local government officials, a consortium of more than 2,000 organizations, and perhaps most importantly, the public. More than 8,000 comments were considered in drafting a comprehensive set of Healthy People 2020 objectives. Based on this input, a number of new topic areas are included in the new initiative, including: Adolescent Health; Blood Disorders and Blood Safety; Dementias, including Alzheimers Disease; Early and Middle Childhood; Genomics; Global Health; Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being; Healthcare-Associated Infections; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health; Older Adults; Preparedness; Sleep Health, and; Social Determinants of Health. Healthy People is also issuing a special challenge to encourage developers to create easy-to-use applications for professionals who are working with the new national health objectives and state- and community-level health data.