Shalala and Surgeon General David Satcher today released "Healthy People ," the nation's health goals for this decade, and also unveiled a new national health assessment tool called the nation's "Leading Health Indicators. Healthy People contains broad-reaching national health goals for the new decade, focusing on two major themes B increasing the quality and years of healthy life, and the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in health status. Also unveiled were the first-ever leading health indicators, comprising 10 areas of health status, based upon Healthy People objectives.
Get involved in our campaigns and help ensure young people's health and rights. Also available in [ PDF ] format. REHYA would ensure that federal funding is allocated to comprehensive sexual health education programs that provide young people with the skills and information they need to make informed, responsible, and healthy decisions.
The Community Site: Project H. View Community Partner Web Site. The Project: While working with the staff of the Honickman Teen Program, Matt and Betsy had the privilege of assisting the teachers in their ongoing literacy activities and digital media and photography classes.
The Healthy People programs are successive, largescale, public health initiatives of the U. Each initiative lasts one decade: thus, Healthy People was launched inand Healthy Peoplein Healthy People initiatives collect data, monitor and assess outcomes, and evaluate the successes and failures of health improvement programs and activities nationwide.
The collaboration between family medicine and public health is a crucial link in efforts to bring the benefits of health care to all Americans. Healthy People1 recently released by the U. Surgeon General and the U.
Modifications to Objectives and Subobjectives. Progress Toward Elimination of Health Disparities. The following discussion highlights objectives that met or exceeded their targets; moved toward the targets, demonstrated no change, or moved away from the targets; and those that lacked data to assess progress.
This edition of Healthy People supersedes the January conference edition. Readers should review objectives of particular interest for editorial differences and the addition of new data. While most objectives are unchanged, some have been reworded.
NCBI Bookshelf. I am introducing the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior because we, as a nation, must address the significant public health challenges regarding the sexual health of our citizens. In recognition of these challenges, promoting responsible sexual behavior is included among the Surgeon General's Public Health Priorities and is also one of the Healthy People Ten Leading Health Indicators for the Nation.
A wellness committee was formed in to study how employees of Lee might benefit form a plan to improve their health. The following chart provided the committee with information about what factors may significantly affect each individual's wellness. As a part of the study the committee adopted a well campus initiative and formed a plan to include the following ideas:.
As they grow up, young people face important decisions about relationships, sexuality, and sexual behavior. The decisions they make can impact their health and well-being for the rest of their lives. Young people have the right to lead healthy lives, and society has the responsibility to prepare youth by providing them with comprehensive sexual health education that gives them the tools they need to make healthy decisions.