resources would not be limited to financial means but would also include technical assistance, training in data utilization and comprehension, and mechanisms that would promote the creation of an expanded network of individuals who are aware, action oriented, and responsive to data feedback. It is acknowledged that the charge to the committee did not include specific requirements for the development of strategies to integrate the leading health indicator set with full set of Healthy People 2010 objectives. Nor did that charge specifically request development of plans for data and information dissemination. It is the opinion of the committee however, that these issues are critical to the successful achievement of the leading health indicator objectives and must be addressed adequately in order to ensure the success of the Healthy People 2010 effort. Previous efforts to disseminate and achieve broad population commitment to discrete sets of leading health indicators have been unsuccessful largely because these and other issues were inadequately addressed. It is the intention of this committee to recommend additional actions to ensure successful implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of the leading health indicator set for 2010. These issues and more will be addressed in the second interim report in which potential indicator sets will be presented and critiqued.



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