Healthy People 2010
Healthy People 2010 is a national initiative designed to guide the nation’s priorities of improving the health status of the US population and decreasing health disparities among ethnic groups. The two primary goals of Healthy People 2010 are delineated in 28 content areas and specified in 467 measurable objectives. Ten leading health indicators reflect the major public health concerns in the US.
The purpose of this report is to explore the health status of the residents of the Central San Joaquin Valley counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare using the 10 Leading Health Indicators found in Healthy People 2010. This report utilizes tables, graphics, and GIS mapping to show and document key health issues. This data will provide a baseline for the current status of populations in the Central San Joaquin Valley counties and identify areas in need of improvement. It is expected that this report will be updated periodically until the year 2010.