May 5, 2023 ODPHP Director RDML Paul Reed appeared on the latest episode of National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) “Podcast from Washington” for a discussion about Healthy People 2030’s Leading Health Indicators. RDML Reed was joined by Glenda Redeemer, MSN, Chronic Disease Prevention Division Manager at Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPH) in Fort Worth, TX who discussed how Healthy People Leading Health Indicators inform local disease prevention and health promotion efforts. NACCHO and TCPH are both recognized as Healthy People Champions.
Each decade, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launches a new iteration of the Healthy People initiative that addresses the latest public health priorities and challenges. The fifth iteration, Healthy People 2030, includes 358 measurable objectives that span topics ranging from specific health conditions to the social determinants of health. The LHIs are a subset of measurable objectives identified to address issues of national importance and to focus action on high-priority health issues and challenges. They serve as sentinel measures, selected to drive action, provide an entry point for users who were seeking a smaller set of priority objectives, and encourage participation in improving health over the course of the decade.
NACCHO represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. Their “Podcast from Washington” series helps “to keep your local health department in the know” with information and insights critical to the success of local governmental health organizations throughout the nation. Additionally, NACCHO provides information and guidance in using the Healthy People 2030 objectives and targets at the local level in a community health improvement process.
To listen to the podcast, please visit NACCHO’s “Podcast from Washington” page. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.