Expanding Healthy People through the Leading Health Indicators and the Foundation Health Measures to Impact
Established in 1979, the Healthy People initiative establishes ten-year, science-based, disease prevention and health promotion objectives and targets to improve the health of the Nation. The initiative’s over 1200 objectives monitor progress in forty two specific topic areas. It is the vision of Healthy People that achievement of the targets for these various objectives will result in the improvement of the health of the Nation. As improvements are observed across various objectives, the goal is to see all population groups improve. A health in all policies approach helps ensure progress is occurring across all groups.
A health in all policies approach was integrated into the design of The Healthy People 2020 framework, Foundation Health Measures and the Leading Health Indicators to help visualize this goal of a society where all people live long, healthy lives. During this presentation you will learn about the development of the Healthy People 2020 framework, Foundation Health Measures and Leading Health Indicators. You will hear about the importance of incorporating a Health in all Policies approach into these features of Healthy People 2020 and the impact that this approach may have on the health of the Nation.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Describe the purpose of the Healthy People 2020 framework Explain the Foundation Health Measures and how they may measure the overall health of the Nation Discuss the purpose of the Leading Health Indicators and how a health in all Policies approach may be used to make progress on these critical health issues Identify ways organizations or communities can collaborate on the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators.
Keyword(s): Healthy People 2020, Public Health Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Public Health Advisor in the US Department of Health and Human Services office that manages the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators and the Foundation measures.
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.