Webinar: Implementing Healthy People (Part 2 of 7)

Uploaded by ODPHP on 24.01.2013

CARTER BLAKEY: In 2013, you’ll be able to find the information to support your activities
through the http://www.healthypeople.gov advance search feature. Using this feature, you’ll
be able to search the objectives, data, evidence-based resources, and interventions based on your
own specific interest. You can search by topic area, age, race and ethnicity, gender, education
level, geographic location or type of intervention. The evidence-based resources, which you’ll
also be able to search beginning in 2013, will allow you to access proven interventions
and scientific-based guidance. Using the advance search feature, you can generate a custom
search for evidence-based resources and interventions that are tailored to your needs. For example,
suppose you were interested in the systematic review of evidence-based resources for addressing
tobacco use and prevention at the state level.
By choosing tobacco use in the “topic area” drop down menu, checking the box for “systematic
review” and selecting “state”, your search would return the custom search that
would include terms such as, or items such as, the “Best Practices for Comprehensive
Tobacco Control Programs” shown here on the slide.
This evidence-based resource includes specific systematic interventions that can be implemented
at the state level to address tobacco use. Each of the interventions that are evidence-based
and included in our search, have been identified and vetted by HHS subject matter experts.
Also using the advance search feature, you will be able to access Data 2020. The goal
of Data 2020 is to make data accessible, and you will be able to do this by using our search
function. After conducting your search, you’d be able to download the latest data and access
tools that allow you to graphically display the data so you’re not getting a table full
of figures alone. We’re delighted to offer these new features, which we hope will make
it easier for you to communicate important health information to your stakeholders.
So, one of the critical values of data is to analyze our progress over time and to determine
whether we are approaching our target. Starting in the spring of 2013, you can attend a progress
review webinar to hear this information firsthand. During the progress review discussion, you’ll
learn about what’s working, as well as, what the barriers are that are preventing
us from advancing toward our Healthy People target.
Now that you know how to access the national trends, let’s talk about the story behind
the data—what works, and what are the other communities doing. Healthy People has two
major webinar series where we highlight stories from the field. One is the “Spotlight on
Health” series that features the Healthy People topic area or objective and provides
stakeholders with the most current trends in evidence-based resources and interventions.
Each webinar encourages robust discussion between subject matter experts and attendees.
So far, in this decade, the Spotlight on Health webinars has featured healthcare-associated
infections, adolescent health, transgender health and bullying among adolescents.
Our “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicator” series includes a monthly webinar,
e-mail bulletin and active conversations via Twitter and LinkedIn. Each month we provide
an overview of one of the LHI topics noting the most recent data and trends for the LHI
and showcasing states, communities or organizations that are addressing the LHIs using an evidence-based
approach. Healthy People is data driven. So data is an important component of each release.
For each release, we explore the disparities within the feature indicator and use infographics
like the one on the slide before you to highlight these disparities. Healthy People’s committed
to achieving health equity, eliminating disparities and improving the health of all groups. By
reporting on these gaps, we can track progress and eliminate disparities and highlight areas
where more work is needed in each of these critical health issues.
So we want to hear from you. We are looking for real stories from organizations that are
working to make Healthy People goals a reality. If your organization is doing great work on
any of the Leading Health Indicators, we want to hear about it. On this slide, you’ll
see an example of our highlighted story from the Maternal Infant and Child Health Leading
Health Indicator webinar, which featured, “Healthy Babies Are Worth The Wait In Kentucky”.
So do you have a story to share? Or, perhaps you’re interested in finding out what others
are doing? Currently, you can find our recently featured stories within the Leading Health
Indicator section on our website, http://www.healthypeople.gov. We’re working to make it easier for you
to find and share your stories about Healthy People 2020 activities as well. But the first
step in making these stories accessible is what we call the Sharing Library where users
will be able to search for stories and activities from communities around the country. To make
it as easy as possible, you will be able to search for stories by audience served, type
of course, sponsoring organization, and Healthy People 2020 topic area. Plus there will be
an Interactive Map where you can search the sharing library by geographic location. This
Sharing Library and Interactive Map is a place where you’ll be able to learn about community
resources and share what you’re doing to improve the health of your own community.
So before I move to the next slide, I’d like you to take a moment to let us know which
part of the country you’re from using that poll function that you’ll see on the right
of your screen, and this will give us some insight into where some of our users will
be and perhaps where you’ll be clicking on that interactive map to access some stories.
We want to continue the conversation with you beyond our webinar series. You can connect
with us via many means including LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and our listserv. But let
me give you a sneak peek of how we are using our outreach effort.
So, all of our outreach and promotional content is aligned with the featured, Leading Health
Indicator topic for a specific month. So let’s take a closer look at how we use these tools
to help us promote the Leading Health Indicator webinars, for example. So next slide, please.
Beginning with our LHI website, each Leading Health Indicator topic has its own landing
page that provides an overview of the specific LHI topic and the latest data which is updated
when we release the monthly bulletin. Our website also features links to our social
media outlets and our listserv.
So on the left of this slide is an example of a tweet we sent out in May. Our tweets
highlight the latest data and resources and we hope encourage our Twitter followers to
learn more on our website. Our LinkedIn group is one more place where you can share your
thoughts and participate in discussions related to Healthy People and the latest health news.
So make sure you don’t miss any of our Healthy People events. Join the listserv. Receive
updates on upcoming events and the monthly Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators
bulletin. And this slide here provides an example of one of the features of our bulletin,
which includes an organization working toward a Healthy People objective. In addition, we
aim to make the Healthy People data more accessible to the public by using the infographic like
the one displayed here which presents key findings using images and text that you can
find more graphics like this when you sign up on our listserv in the upper right hand
corner of the http://www.healthypeople.gov webpage.
These various social media and other tools have been very effective in getting Healthy
People’s message out and connecting with our Healthy People stakeholders. But nothing
really compares to our on-the-ground partners. Healthy People 2020 is moving forward to positively
impact the nation’s health. The success of Healthy People is directly related to the
work of its partners. The Healthy People Consortium is a group of now over 2,800 dedicated organizations
nationwide, which are committed to promoting Healthy People and achieving the targets set
forth in its framework. These are the organizations like many of your own that are working to
make a difference in people’s lives on so many different levels. Our Consortium partners
are an integral component of Healthy People 2020, and we are committed to engaging these
partners in a meaningful way.
As we move through this decade, we are exploring new and exciting ways to further engage and
revitalize these partnerships.