Of the 107 Healthy People 2010 Objectives that pertain to adolescents and young adults, 21 objectives were identified as “critical” by a national expert consensus panel. Two criteria guided their selection:
- they represented critical health outcomes or contributing behaviors, and
- state-level data were either available to measure them or soon would be.
The 21 Objectives represent national consensus on the most critical concerns for adolescents and young adults and cover the following areas.
- Unintentional Injury
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse
- Reproductive Health
- Chronic Diseases