"The Healthy People 2010 objectives will also encompass the government's new Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, introduced by President Clinton earlier this year. The focus of the initiative is to close the gaps in health outcomes, particularly racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes, AIDS, heart disease, infant mortality, cancer screening and management, and immunizations. In conjunction with the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative, the Healthy People 2010 objectives bring focus to disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, women, youth, the elderly, people of low income and education, and people with disabilities. Healthy People 2010 will aim to promote healthy behaviors, promote healthy and safe communities, improve systems for personal and public health, and prevent and reduce diseases and disorders. The initiative will provide a tool for monitoring and tracking health status, health risks, and use of health services. The framework includes 26 focus areas and objectives for specific populations."
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