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Health promotion goals

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Increasing HIV testing, genetic screening for familial colorectal cancer syndromes and the proportion of men who discuss with their doctor whether or not to have a prostate-specific antigen test, are among Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 1draft objectives. The goals, to be finalized next year, are intended to provide a comprehensive set of national 10-year health promotion and disease prevention objectives. There are hundreds of proposed objectives in 38 categories ranging from cancer, genomics, heart disease and HIV to nutritional and weight status

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