207408 Healthy People 2010/2020: Addressing chronic diseases in the national health objectives

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:40 AM

Richard Klein, MPH , Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, Hyattsville, MD
David T. Huang, PhD, MPH , Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, Hyattsville, MD
For the past century the life expectancy of Americans has been increasing. Longer life spans are generally considered desirable, particularly when healthy years of life are increased. However, with an aging population and longer life expectancy comes increasing total prevalence of chronic diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as disability and limitation of activity. The percentage of the population 75 years of age and over was 6% in 2006 and is projected to double by 2050. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, hypertension and diabetes are associated with aging, as is end-stage renal disease. Healthy People 2010 includes a number of objectives for the major chronic diseases and risk factors. This presentation will examine the results of progress towards the 2010 national mortality and morbidity targets for major chronic conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic kidney diseases. We will also examine trends for the primary risk factors for developing a chronic disease including smoking, nutrition and overweight, physical activity, and excessive alcohol consumption. Finally, we will discuss the approach to chronic diseases in the development of the Healthy People 2020 objectives scheduled to be released in early 2010.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss progress towards the Healthy People 2010 targets for objectives associated with chronic diseases Discuss plans for addressing chronic diseases in Healthy People 2020

Keywords: Chronic Diseases, Healthy People 2000/2010

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: i am responsible for the program to monitor the Healthy People objectives for the Nation,
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.