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Healthy People in Healthy Communities

***** People 2010

The United States is in pretty bad physical shape. More children and adults alike are not only considered obese, but they live a lifestyle conducive to maintaining a dangerous Body Mass Index. In an effort to curtail this vicious cycle, the United States Department of Health ***** Hum***** Services has created a long-term program aimed at the overall improvement of Americans' ***** and mental health.

********** People ***** is a multi-faceted program developed to create self-awareness, responsibility, and ***** healthy ***** choices for all Americans (Healthy People 2010 Homepage). There are two main goals set forth by the *****, each containing several sub areas. Firstly, the ***** States Department ***** Health ***** *****an Services wishes to extend both life expectancy and increase over***** quality of life for all Americans. Secondly, the program aims ***** eliminate differences in health between the rich and ***** poor and the able and ***** disabled. The program aims to r***** citizens of ***** economic levels, treating each person equally within the health care system.

***** order ***** track its effectiveness a series of leading health indicators (or LHIs) ***** been created to better segment ***** different ***** set ***** to focus on for a national ***** turnaround. The ten areas defined are physical activity, overweight/obesity, tobacco use, substance ab*****, responsible sexual behavior, mental health, injury and violence, environ***** quality, immunization, and access to health *****. The main ***** of the ***** is at combating the current major health weaknesses ***** ret*****ing healthy ********** plaguing the nation with a subsidiary focus on creating healthy decisi***** making in ***** first place.

***** People 2010 is actually *****hing more than the statement of the goals set *****th by the program. The actual implementation of the ***** ***** defined within a rel*****ted program called HealthierUS (Healthy People 2010 and Steps to a Healthier US: Leading Prevention). The goal ***** HealthierUS is ***** create lia*****ons with local hospitals, physicians, businesses, governmental, ***** non-governmental agencies to all concurrently promote the same program. The public view will be a consis*****t message from a variety of angles within daily American life, creating an awareness *****d an urgency for personal health responsibility. A third leg to the program is called Steps ***** a Healthier US which focuses on the prevention of poor health choices to create ***** ***** of life and overall health, leading to an improved society at large.

Impact to Community

In order for the goals of the Healthy ***** 2010 ***** ***** work, *****re needs to be a great amount of de*****ry ***** the message on the local level across ***** country. The United ***** Department of Health and Human ***** has already contemplated ***** requirement and has developed a multi-dimensional marketing and implementation plan. In order to gain widespread attention ***** recognition, actor and comedian Bill Cos***** was enlisted as the program's endorser and h***** ***** a series of public service messages about the program (***** Cosby Public Service Announcements). ***** more


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