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Invited Commentary
Jan 14, 2013

Is Hypertension the Key to Reaching the Healthy People 2000 Goals by 2020?
Comment on “Racial Differences in the Impact of Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure on Stroke Risk”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Neurology (Drs Kim and Johnston) and Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Dr Johnston), University of California, San Francisco.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(1):51-53. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.863

The 10-year health promotion and disease prevention goals set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services in Healthy People 2020 include a renewed emphasis on reducing and eliminating race/ethnic disparities in health outcomes.1 Although similar goals were issued in Healthy People 20002 and Healthy People 2010,3 these disparities remain a central and confounding public health problem.

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