American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Healthy People 2010-Health Objectives for the Nation

Healthy People (HP) 2010, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, outlines a comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda designed to improve the health of all people in the United States during the first decade of the 21st century.

The document has two overarching goals that form the framework for the initiative:

  • To help individuals of all ages increase life expectancy and improve their quality of life, and
  • To eliminate health disparities among different segments of the population, including differences that occur by gender, race and ethnicity, education or income, disability, living in rural localities, or sexual orientation.

Technical Assistance Packets:

Roles of Audiologists and Hearing Scientists [PDF]

Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Scientists [PDF]

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