About the National Data


Baseline: 67.2 percent of local public health jurisdictions had developed or participated in developing a health improvement plan in 2016

Target: 71.8 percent

Number of local public health agencies with a health improvement plan created within the last 5 years.
Number of local public health agencies.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not evaluated, due to a change in definition in previous decades. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts viewed this as an ambitious yet achievable target given knowledge of current and anticipated activity in local jurisdictions.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from the related Healthy People 2020 objective PHI-15.3 in that the wording has been updated to "local public health jurisdictions" rather than "local public health agencies" to better reflect that this objective is not intended to measure a single agency endeavor.



Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.