Healthy People is a public health initiative that began in 1980. The overarching goals for Healthy People are health promotion, prevention of injury and disease, and the elimination of health care disparities. In 2010, Healthy People 2020 was launched. As we end this time period, progress towards the 2020 goals are being tracked and analyzed. For this assignment, you will be asked to identify and analyze a Leading Health Indicator based on the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Additional instructions are included below.
Open the MidCourse Report from Healthy People 2020 (Links to an external site.) to view progress on leading health indicators and how healthcare disparities play a role in population health. Once you access the link
follow these instructions:
Click on Leading Health Indicators (LHI): Chose one to examine for this assignment and define the LHI.
Click on the items you wish to explore (e.g., Access to health services, cancer, family planning).
Summarize the Progress on your chosen LHI: The overall status, the percentages and years reported for the baseline year, midcourse review and target).
Now click on your LHI: Summarize the Target setting method and the Data Source.
Next chose 2-3 disparities listed under your LHI: List the chosen disparities & click on them to then review/summarize their impact on the LHI.
Lastly, review the HealthyPeople 2010 LHI associated with your chosen LHI in #1.
Is there a comparable LHI from 2010?
If not, discuss why it was removed.
If so, how has it changed (e.g., definition, target goal)?
Why was this change made?
1-2 sources less than 5 years old
APA formatted with in-text citations and a reference page
Please note: this assignment will help you complete your culminating week 7 project.