About the National Data


Baseline: 82.4 percent of state and territorial public health jurisdictions had developed or participated in developing a health improvement plan in 2016

Target: 86.0 percent

Number of states and territories that have developed a health improvement plan within the last 5 years.
50 States, the District of Columbia, and 8 US territories and freely associated states.
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 available for this objective, although a similar objective that only focused on state jurisdictions was included in Healthy People 2020. 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 state and territorial jurisdictions.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from the related Healthy People 2020 objective PHI-15.2 in that PHI-15.2 tracked states that have developed a health improvement plan, while this objective tracks state and territorial jurisdictions that have developed a health improvement plan.



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