1. Are there more effective ways to deal with the health disparities issue?
  2. How do we deal with “end-of-life-issues” such as pain relief, nursing home care, and extreme measures to extend life?
  3. How do we deal with the growing field of genetics with respect to genetic susceptibility to disease, gene therapy, and the ability to manipulate genes and alter health status and outcomes?
  4. How do we deal with computer technology, data collection, data reporting, and the confidentiality of medical records and research?
  5. How do we deal with the issue that the leading health indicators imply some sort of normative standard for the achievement or performance (as do all the objectives for Healthy People 2010) that may or may not be acceptable to the general public or select population groups?

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