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PHI-1     Increase the proportion of Federal, Tribal, State, and local public health agencies that incorporate Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals into job descriptions and performance evaluations
Baseline: 15 percent of local public health agencies incorporated Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals into job descriptions in 2008
Target: 31 percent
Target-Setting Method: Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Data Source: National Profile of Local Health Departments (NPLHD), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
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PHI-4     Increase the proportion of 4-year colleges and universities that offer public health or related majors and/or minors
Baseline: 7 percent of 4-year colleges and universities offered public health or related majors in 2008
Target: 10.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 3 percentage point improvement
Data Source: Catalog Scan of Undergraduate Public Health Programs, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
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Baseline: 11 percent of 4-year colleges and universities offered public health or related minors in 2008
Target: 15.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: Projection/trend analysis
Data Source: Catalog Scan of Undergraduate Public Health Programs, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
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PHI-6     Increase the proportion of 2-year colleges that offer public health or related associate degrees and/or certificate programs
Baseline: 2 percent of 2-year colleges offered public health or related associate degrees in 2009
Target: 3.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: Projection/trend analysis
Data Source: Community College and Public Health
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Baseline: 0.25 percent of 2-year colleges offered public health or related associate certificate programs in 2009
Target: 1.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: Projection/trend analysis
Data Source: Community College and Public Health
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PHI-7     Increase the proportion of population-based Healthy People 2020 objectives for which national data are available for all major population groups
Baseline: 46.6 percent of population-based Healthy People 2020 objectives report estimates by race and ethnicity in 2013
Target: Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Data Source: Healthy People 2020 Database (DATA2020), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 97.3 percent of population-based Healthy People 2020 objectives report estimates by sex in 2013
Target: Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Data Source: Healthy People 2020 Database (DATA2020), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 64.9 percent of population-based Healthy People 2020 objectives report estimates by socioeconomic status in 2013
Target: Not applicable
Target-Setting Method: This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Data Source: Healthy People 2020 Database (DATA2020), CDC/NCHS
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PHI-8     (Developmental) Increase the proportion of Healthy People 2020 objectives that are tracked regularly at the national level
PHI-10     Increase the number of States that record vital events using the latest U.S. standard certificates and report
Baseline: 29 States used the 2003 U.S. standard birth certificate in 2008
Target: 52 (50 States, the District of Columbia, and New York City)
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 32 States used the 2003 U.S. standard death certificate in 2008
Target: 52 (50 States, the District of Columbia, and New York City)
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 22 States used the 2003 U.S. standard report of fetal death in 2008
Target: 52 (50 States, the District of Columbia, and New York City)
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: National Vital Statistics System-Fetal Death (NVSS-FD), CDC/NCHS
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PHI-11     Increase the proportion of Tribal and State public health agencies that provide or assure comprehensive laboratory services to support essential public health services
Baseline: 88 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services to support disease prevention, control, and surveillance in 2008
Target: 97.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 55 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services that had integrated data management in 2008
Target: 60 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 78 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services that had reference and specialized testing in 2008
Target: 86.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 55 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services for environmental health and protection in 2008
Target: 60 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 31 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services for food safety in 2008
Target: 34.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 41 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services that had laboratory improvement and regulation in 2008
Target: 45.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 67 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services for policy development in 2008
Target: 74.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 61 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services for emergency response in 2008
Target: 67.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 29 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services for public health-related research in 2008
Target: 32.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 47 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services training and education in 2008
Target: 52.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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Baseline: 61 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive laboratory services partnerships and communication in 2008
Target: 67.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Comprehensive Laboratory Services Survey (CLSS), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
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PHI-13     Increase the proportion of Tribal, State, and local public health agencies that provide or assure comprehensive epidemiology services to support essential public health services
Baseline: 87 percent of State epidemiologists had received formal training in epidemiology, as reported in 2009
Target: 100 percent
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: Epidemiology Capacity Assessment (ECA), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
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Baseline: 55 percent of State public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive epidemiology services to support essential public health services in 2009
Target: 100 percent
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: Epidemiology Capacity Assessment (ECA), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
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Baseline: 64 percent of local public health agencies provided or assured comprehensive epidemiology services to support essential public health services in 2008
Target: 100 percent
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: National Profile of Local Health Departments (NPLHD), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
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PHI-14     Increase the proportion of State and local public health jurisdictions that conduct a public health system assessment using national performance standards
Baseline: 49 percent of State public health systems had ever submitted State Public Health System Performance Assessment data to the National Public Health Performance Standards Program in 2009
Target: 78.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: Projection/trend analysis
Data Source: National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP), CDC
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Baseline: 28 percent of local public health systems had ever submitted Local Public Health System Performance Assessment data to the National Public Health Performance Standards Program in 2009
Target: 50.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: Projection/trend analysis
Data Source: National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP), CDC
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PHI-15     (Developmental) Increase the proportion of Tribal, State, and local public health agencies that have implemented a health improvement plan and increase the proportion of local health jurisdictions that have implemented a health improvement plan linked with their State plan

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