publication . Article . 1996

Planning for Health for All: international experience in setting health goals and targets

Don Nutbeam; Wise, M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 1996
Abstract
This paper reviews 10 years of experience in using health goals targets and objectives as a planning mechanism. The US was the first country to develop national health goals in 1980. In 1985 the World Health Organization (WHO) produced a defined set of "Targets for Health for All." This review includes the experiences in the US Australia New Zealand England and Wales and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. These countries used different approaches in defining targets and in achieving the defined targets. Each countrys approaches are described. The WHO uses goals and targets in order to define differences in health status between populations and to reduce these d...
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