The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting comments regarding new objectives proposed to be added to Healthy People 2020 since the last public comment period in fall 2014. Healthy People 2020 will continue to provide opportunities for public input periodically throughout the decade to ensure that Healthy People 2020 reflects current public health priorities. Comments are requested about the following proposed new objectives:
FP-16.1 Increase the percentage of adult females aged 20 to 44 years who are at risk of unintended pregnancy that adopt or continue use of the most effective or moderately effective methods of contraception.
FP-16.2 Increase the percentage of adolescent females aged 15 to 19 years who are at risk of unintended pregnancy that adopt or continue use of the most effective or moderately effective methods of contraception.
LGBT-2.1 Increase the number of states, territories and the District of Columbia that include questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
There also are detailed new proposed objectives on preparedness.
Comments may be submitted online and are due by November 13, 2015.