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Healthy People 2020 Assignment First go to the following website: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/default.aspx.

Please answer the following questions thoroughly in your own words. Please take time to become familiar with the website before you start answering the questions. You must sign up for a health topic before completing this assignment.

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How does Healthy People collect their data? a. Healthy People 2020 identifies nearly 600 objectives with 1,200 measures to improve the health of all Americans. To determine the success of Healthy People, it is important to track and measure progress over time. Healthy People relies on data sources derived from: A national census of events (like the National Vital Statistics System) and Nationally representative sample surveys (like the National Health Interview Survey)

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How are the objectives measured? a. You can search the Health Indicators Warehouse for data related to Healthy People 2020 objectives. Go to http://healthindicators.gov/ In the search box, type in the objective number you want to find (e.g., HDS-16). To find objective numbers, select the topic area you are interested in from this list, and view the objectives tab. Press the enter key.Select the objective or topic from the search results

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Why did the Healthy People initiative start? a. Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death. b. Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups. c. d. Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all. Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.

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How is the website organized?

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Healthy People 2020 is organized into 39 topic areas with objectives, and others are evolving (including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues, Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being, and Social Determinants of Health). Within each topic area, you will find 3 tabs. The Overview tab provides a brief introduction to the topic and its importance to the Nations health. Under the Objectives tab, you will find the list of objectives for that topic area. Each objective includes data sources, a baseline, and target measures. Under the Interventions & Resources tab, you will find topic-specific clinical recommendations, evidence-based intervention strategies, and links to related consumer health information.

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What is the Health Topic you have chosen? a. Nutrition and weight status.

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What is the goal of your health topic? a. Promote health and reduce chronic disease risk through the consumption of healthful diets and achievement and maintenance of healthy body weights. 7. What kind of information is provided on your health topic? a. Goal, overview, why are nutrition and weight status important, understanding nutrition and weight status with diet, social determinants of diet, physical determinants of diet and weight and social/physical determinants of weight, emerging issues in nutrition and weight status, and references. 8. How many objectives are listed for your health topic? a. 22 9. How are they organized? a. Healthier food access b. Healthcare and worksite settings c. Weight status d. Food insecurity e. Food and nutrient consumption

f. Iron deficiency 10. What interventions or resources are available on your health topic? a. Clinical Recommendations i. Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote a Healthy Diet ii. Screening for Iron Deficiency AnemiaIncluding Iron Supplementation for Children and Pregnant Women iii. Screening for Obesity in Adults iv. Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents b. Community Interventions i. Obesity Prevention and Control, Interventions in Community Settings: Worksite Programs ii. Obesity Prevention and Control: Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Screen Time iii. Worksite Health Promotion: Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback to Change Employees Health c. Consumer Information i. Healthy Snacks: Quick tips for parents ii. Losing Weight: Conversation starters iii. Heart Healthy Foods: Shopping list iv. Keep Your Heart Healthy v. Eat Healthy vi. Watch Your Weight vii. Get Enough Calcium viii. Have a Healthy Pregnancy ix. Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight x. Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes xi. Eat Less Sodium: Quick tips xii. Low Sodium Foods: Shopping list xiii. Healthy Eating: Conversation starters xiv. Calcium: Shopping list xv. Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: Quick tips

11. What is MAPIT? a. Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track. Otherwise known as MAP-IT, this framework can be used to plan and evaluate public health interventions to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives. 12. What is in the Healthy People 2020 Consortium Toolkit? a. The Healthy People 2020 Consortium Toolkit contains presentations and materials to assist Consortium members in understanding, implementing, and marketing Healthy People. 13. Why would a health educator be interested in the tool kit? a. The presentation contains slides tailored for specific audiences including: i. Healthcare providers ii. State and local public health professionals iii. Educators iv. Community members v. Businesses vi. Environmental health professionals vii. Housing professionals 14. As a health educator, how can Healthy People 2020 be used? a. You can use this website as very accessible media for students or people in general to use. The website is easy to use, and educators can easily use it to their advantage in teaching people. Although some students, especially the older students, may not be able to use modern day technology such as the internet, the website makes it a simple as possible because it tries to reach out to every audience. 15. What is your overall opinion about this website? a. I think the website comes in handy, especially because I have started to watch my weight, watch what I eat, and watch my body carefully, and the topic I chose, which is nutrition and weight status, it helps me get an idea of how surely our country is circling the drain in terms of the obesity epidemic. It is truly important to understand that this current downward trend must change.