Online Program

Effective Healthy People 2020 Resources to Influence a Health in All Policies Approach to Policy and Program Development

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Theresa Devine, MPH, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is the longest running Federal disease prevention and health promotion plan in the United States and establishes science-based measurable objectives with targets to be achieved over a ten-year period.  HP2020 is the embodiment of a health in all policies (HiAP) approach, where stakeholders from across diverse sectors (e.g., Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing, Department of Education, Department of Justice) come together to assess complex factors that influence health and equity and to develop national health objectives to improve these multifaceted health issues.

This presentation will describe how HP2020 can be used as a model for state and local communities to develop their own HiAP program. Attendees will learn about various HP2020 tools that can be used to develop, implement, and evaluate a health in all policies program, including using our MAP-IT program planning and evaluation tool, exploring our 26 leading health indicators to set priorities for the program, using the HP2020 data search to assess national baselines and targets for various health issues, and searching for evidence-based resources to positively impact a health issue in the community. Lastly, attendees will learn about our newest resource showcasing HP2020 as a critical model of a HiAP program, the Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy project, which demonstrates the impact and effect that laws and policies can have in improving health. Attendees will learn how to apply these various HP2020 resources to develop and implement a similar health in all policies program.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe how Healthy People 2020 can be used as a model for a Health in All Policies approach to solve complex public health issues. Identify at least two resources from Healthy People 2020 that can be used to develop and implement a Health in All Policies program.

Keyword(s): Healthy People 2020, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present on this topic because I manage, including the various tools and resources that will be included in the presentation.
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.