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Discussion Topic: Healthy People 2020
Healthy People identifies our nation’s health improvement priorities. For more than 30 years, Healthy People has established science-based national health objectives with clear targets that allow us to monitor progress, motivate action, and guide efforts to improve health across the country.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2017). Healthy People. Retrieved from https://health.gov/our-work/healthy-people/
Great strides have been made that improve population health, however, disparities continue to be a public health concern.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2017). Disparity details by race and ethnicity for 2011-14. Retrieved from: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/data/disparities/detail/Chart/4555/3/2014
Review the data that highlights the status of key health indicators in your community and discuss the elements listed below.
- Utilization of Healthy People 2020 as a framework that guides population health initiatives.
- Strategies you would use to improve health outcomes for at-risk populations.
- Utilization of data to target community and interventions to address the problem of hypertension.