The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4087.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Board 5

Abstract #44371

Leading health indicators: Priorities and partnership opportunities for health promotion and disease prevention

Victoria Wagman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, 200 Indepedence Ave, SW, Suite 317B, Washington, DC 20201, Emmeline Ochiai, JD, MPH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 738G Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20024, Thomas P Houston, MD, Director, Science and Community Health Advocacy Programs, American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Richard J Klein, MPH, Division of Health Interview Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Road, Room 870, Hyattsville, MD 20782, and Margaret Taylor, Wisconsin Department of Health and Families, Department of Health, Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, (608) 266-8526,

Healthy People 2010 sets out a challenging agenda for tobacco control, which includes a 55% reduction in the prevelence of tobacco use by youth and a 50% reduction in adults (between 1998 to 2010), and significant decreases in the exposure for non-smokers to enviornmental tobacco smoke. The presenters will familiarize the audiance with the overarching goals of Healthy People 2010 (to increase quality and years of health life and eliminate disparities, the 10 leading health indicators (health priorities.) The 21 tobacco objectives are organized into four priority areas (tobacco use in population groups, cessation and treatment objectives, exposer to secondhand smoke; social and enviornmental change.)Health promotion is a shared responsibility of many sectors, including governmental (national, state and local), business, ehalth practitioners, acadamia, consumer advocacy groups, professional associations, the media, and individuals. The involvement of these groups will be essential for achieving the Health People 2010 Tobacco objectives. This presentation will provide an overview of Healthy People 2010, the data sources for monitoring progress on tobacco control, and ways in which non-profit groups, states and federal agencies are working toward achievment of these objectives.

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Keywords: Tobacco, Health Objectives

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Smoking Cessation and Tobacco Control Research and Programs Poster Session

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA