http://health.gov/healthypeople/LHI/Resources.htm. Go to this page and check out the Resources section. You will find many recommended web sites that relate to each of the Health Indicators. More information on the Leading Health Indicators may be found on this web site in the article for Service Providers.
http://www.healthypeople.gov/Document/HTML/Volume1/06Disability.htm is a link to the Healthy People 2010 goal: Promote the health of people with disabilities, prevent secondary conditions, and eliminate disparities between people with and without disabilities in the U.S. population. This extensive document details the thirteen objectives to achieve that goal.
Healthy Lifestyle and the Individual Program Planning (IPP) Process
After reading the Healthy People 2010 information, regional center staff may want to consider ways to include objectives in IPP’s to address health and risk factors, as appropriate. Reducing risk factors is a significant emphasis of the Healthy People initiative. The Leading Health Indicators are:
- Physical Activity
- Overweight and Obesity
- Tobacco Use
- Substance Abuse
- Responsible Sexual Behavior
- Mental Health
- Injury and Violence
- Environmental Quality
- Access to Health Care
The ten Indicators represent a checklist to be used when considering the status of individual consumers. Using the detailed information available on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site, specific determinations may be made by the team. Addressing the quality and years of healthy life, and eliminating disparities are subjects that are consistent with the personal outcome focus of IPP’s.