Appendix F
Sample Set F Indicators

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--> Sample Set F Indicators Criteria for Indicators Preventable Mortabidity and Mortality Preventive Health Behaviors Access to Care Community Prevention 1. the general public, opinion leaders, and the health and medical communities can easily interpret and understand the indicators TBD* TBD TBD TBD 2. they reflect topics that affect the health profile of the nation's populations in important ways Y Y Y Y 3. they address problems that are sensitive to change and have a substantial impact on prospects for the health of the nation's population Y Y Y Y 4. they can be linked to one or more of the full set of Healthy People 2010 objectives Y Y Y Y 5. they are generally reliable measures of the state of the nation's health (or that of a subpopulation) to ensure that the problem is reflective of a broad scope perspective for a significant proportion of the population TBD TBD TBD TBD 6. they have multilevel trackability to ensure that data can be anticipated at multiple levels (national, state, local, and community) and for selected population groups Y Y Y Y 7. they are reflective of a balance in the selection of targets that does not overemphasize any one group or health condition Y Y Y Y 8. they have utility in directing public policy and operation initiatives Y Y Y Y 9. they must be catalytic in nature to motivate actions across multiple select populations as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, age, education levels, socio-economic levels, and disability status N N Y Y 10. they must have a dissemination plan that will ensure that messages will be appropriate and understandable by diverse populations. The frequency of these messages will be sufficient to provoke changes in knowledge and behaviors, and the use of multicultural and multidisciplinary strategies for communication and intervention will be emphasized Y Y Y Y 11. they will address primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention issues as well as environmental and socio-cultural determinants of health TBD TBD TBD TBD 12. they will encompass the Healthy People 2010 vision of eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of healthy life TBD TBD TBD TBD 13. they will effect positive changes and promote behavior change by encouraging and supporting involvement of the general public and select populations that will result in significant and sustained changes in health outcomes TBD TBD TBD TBD 14. they will establish a level of credibility and support from individuals, groups, organizations, health professionals, and others involved in the delivery of health care education and services to the general public and select population groups TBD TBD TBD TBD * To be determined following collection of additional information re data sources and/or promotion of changes in the public's knowledge, and health behaviors