DH-2.3 Increase the number of State and the District of Columbia health departments that have at least one health promotion program aimed at improving the health and well-being of caregivers of people with disabilities

National Data Source
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
0 (2010)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of States and the District of Columbia that have health promotion programs for caregivers
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From The State Health Promotion Program Assessment:


Defined as States with established programs that are:

  • Linked to the State Health Department.
  • Have full-time staff dedicated to improving the health and wellness of caregivers.
  • Regularly and deliberately include caregivers in statewide and state-funded "health promotion" efforts.

[denominator:] States and Districts that are officially part of the United States.

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

States and DC are considered to have a statewide health promotion program for caregivers if they meet the three criteria listed in the numerator section.

A health promotion program is defined as a sustained and organized entity with fairly broad-reaching health interventions, services, policies, and practices. Health promotion has been defined by the World Health Organization's 2005 Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World as "the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health". Health Promotion initiatives include consultation and public involvement, information dissemination, education and/or tools of personal skill development (e.g., Fact Sheets), building partnerships (e.g., expert advisory committees), re-orienting health services (e.g., new consumer information section in the product monograph) and strengthening community action (e.g., Diabetes strategy). When it is possible to implement non-legislative tools such as guidance documents and voluntary standards to communicate among stakeholders, health promotion is increasingly a tool which is being sought to help people increase control over and improve their health.

References and More Information

  1. State government [Internet]. Washington (DC): United States Government. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml
  2. The Bangkok charter for health promotion in a globalized world [Internet]. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2005 Aug 11. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/6gchp/bangkok_charter/en