Healthy People 2030

The Healthy People initiative is a 10-year strategy that identifies public health objectives and tools for improving our nation's health. The latest iteration, Healthy People 2030, represents the collective efforts of health professionals, including veterinarians, to achieve the vision of building a "society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan." The AVMA is a member of the Healthy People consortium, which represents a diverse group of more than 2,000 national and international organizations that work to promote and implement the Healthy People goals.

The AVMA's interests in improving wellbeing, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, enhancing professional development and lifelong learning, and advancing professional policy and practice are directly related to many of the Healthy People 2030 topic areas and objectives. In addition, the AVMA has developed policies and guidelines on topic areas identified for attention in Healthy People 2030 (e.g., food safety and security, antimicrobial resistance, animal-assisted interventions, and public health infrastructure). The AVMA recommends that state and local veterinary medical associations, schools of veterinary medicine, and individual veterinarians acquaint themselves with the Healthy People 2030 objectives and take action to promote them in their work.

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About Healthy People 2030