ERIC Number: ED443794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health.
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
This publication presents 10-year health objectives for the nation, reflecting the scientific advances that have occurred in the past 20 years in preventive medicine, disease surveillance, vaccine and therapeutic development, and information technology. It incorporates information from a broad cross-section of scientific experts. The publication includes 467 objectives in 28 focus areas. An "Introduction" discusses "The History Behind the Healthy People 2010 Initiative"; "The Way Healthy People 2010 Goals and Objectives Were Developed"; "The Central Goals of Healthy People 2010"; "The Relationship Between Individual and Community Health"; "How Healthy People 2010 Will Improve the Nation's Health"; "The Key Role of Community Partnerships"; "Everyone Can Help Achieve the Healthy People 2010 Objectives"; and "Other Information Is Available about Healthy People 2010." Section 1, "A Systematic Approach to Health Improvement," discusses "Healthy People 2010 Goals,""Objectives,""Determinants of Health Status," and "Health Status." Section 2, "Leading Health Indicators," focuses on "Physical Activity"; "Overweight and Obesity"; "Tobacco Use"; "Substance Abuse"; "Responsible Sexual Behavior"; "Mental Health"; "Injury and Violence"; "Environmental Quality"; "Immunization"; and "Access to Health Care." A bibliography includes related references. An appendix presents short titles for Healthy People 2010 Objectives. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Disease Control, Environmental Influences, Health Promotion, Injuries, Mental Health, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Violence
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328; Tel: 800-367-4725; Web site: http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.