251600 Assessing progress rowards the national health objectives: Healthy People 2010 Final Review and Healthy People 2020

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM

Rebecca Hines, MHS , National Center for Health Statistics, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, Hyattsville, MD
Through the Healthy People initiative, national evidence-based health objectives have been monitored for more than 3 decades. The National Center for Health Statistics recently completed the final assessment of progress for the third generation of national objectives: Healthy People 2010. Although most objectives moved in a positive direction, only about one-fifth met the 2010 targets. The methodology and graphic displays for assessing progress towards the targets and towards the elimination of health disparities will be discussed. We will also discuss how the data and metadata for the Healthy People 2020 objectives are linked on HealthyPeople.gov via the new HHS Health Indicators Warehouse which includes the ability to chart, map, and export the data for analysis and display.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the results of the final assessment of progress towards the targets for over 800 national measurable Healthy People 2010 objectives. 2. Explain the basic methodology used to assess progress towards the national targets and towards the elimination of health disparities. 3. Demonstrate how data for the Healthy People are displayed through the HHS Health Indicators Warehouse and can be exported for use in analytic projects.

Keywords: Healthy People 2000/2010, Data/Surveillance

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee a program that produces data and analyses for national health promotion objectives.
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.