Table 4.3 Congruence of Prevention Oriented Set with Four Enabling Goals

Indicator

Promote Healthy Behaviors

Promote Healthy Communities

Prevent and Reduce Disease and Disorders

Improve Systems for Personal and Public Health

Poverty

X

X

 

 

Tobacco use

X

X

X

 

Childhood immunization

X

X

X

X

Cancer screening

 

X

X

X

Hypertension screening

 

X

X

X

Diabetes Management

 

 

X

X

Health care access

 

X

X

X

Disability

 

X

X

X

Preventable deaths due to

injury

 

 

X

X

Healthy People 2010 Focus Areas, Measurable Objectives, and Developmental Objectives

The three proposed indicator sets are intended to provide an ongoing assessment of the health of the U.S. population and its diverse population groups. However, it will also be important to ensure that the leading indicators are reflective of and coordinated with the overall Healthy People 2010 plan. In order to meet this challenge, indicators within each of the three proposed sets represent 1 or more of the 26 focus areas selected for Healthy People 2010. Whenever possible, selection of indicators has been coordinated with the quantifiable and developmental objectives established for each of the 26 focus areas. Routine analysis and reporting on the selected leading health indicator set will be supplemented by less frequent but more detailed levels of analysis and reporting for each of the 26 focus areas. In addition, the dynamic nature of the Healthy People 2010 plan must be recognized. As the decade is marked by advances in science, changes in the demographics of the U.S. population, social change, improvements in the health care delivery system, improvements in communications strategies, especially those for diverse population groups, and progress toward attainment of the quantitative and developmental objectives within the 26 focus areas, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must ensure that appropriate changes are incorporated into the relevant dimensions of the selected leading health indicator set.



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