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1. What are the factors that influence the development of health behavior?
Within the Healthy People initiative, there are 10 Leading Health Indicators that represent the top health issues in America. Those top 10 Issues include health care access, immunization, overweight & obesity, physical activity, tobacco use, mental health, substance use, sexual behavior, injury, environmental quality that influence the development of healthy behavior (according to Healthy People 2010). These 10 health indicators were broken down into 28 focus areas (see Example 2 below) http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dh/hplhidata.htm
Example 1: the Healthy People 2010 indicators
For example, the Healthy People 2010 indicators are listed as follows, with objectives listed under each (recommendations are formulated in each area based on these objectives) listed:
Leading Health Indicators at a Glance
(Objectives: 22-2 &22-7)
Overweight and Obesity
(Objectives: 19-2 &19-3c)
(Objectives: 27-1a & 27-2b)
(Objectives: 26-10a, 26-10c & 26-11c)
Responsible Sexual Behavior
(Objectives: 13-6 & 25-11)
Injury and Violence
(Objectives: 15-15a & 15-32)
(Objectives: 8-1a & 27-10)
(Objectives: 14-24, 14-29a & 14-29b)
Access to Health Care
(Objectives: 1-1, 1-4a & 16-6a)
2. How does Healthy People 2010 utilize this information?
They utilize this information by focusing on 28 focus areas, formulating objectives and recommendations for clinical programs in each area as listed in the above example (e.g., Access to Health Care - Objectives: 1-1, 1-4a & 16-6a).
For example, recommendations made during the Healthy People 2000 progress review included developing health objectives for the general population as well as for people with disabilities; and examining their health and receipt of clinical preventive services. The main focus areas are as ...
This solution examines the factors that influenced the development of health behavior and how Healthy People 2010 utilized this information. Sources are provided.