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PHI-6.2 Data Details

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PHI-6.2 Increase the proportion of 2-year colleges that offer public health certificate programs

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
0.25 (2009)
Target-Setting Method: 
Projection/trend analysis
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
A recent survey of members of the Association of American Colleges and Universities indicated that 40 percent of schools have an interest in offering undergraduate course work in public health. The target is based on the assumption that the same proportion of schools will implement such programs.

Number of US two-year colleges that offer public health or related certificate programs


Number of US two-year colleges, as defined by the American Association of Community Colleges

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2013, in the methodology, "Associate degrees" was changed to "certificate programs" to make the methodology specific to this objective. In 2013, the data source title changed from "Data were compiled by AAC&U and AACC" to "Community College and Public Health." In 2014, the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) were added as data suppliers of the Community College and Public Health data source. In 2017, PHI-4.1, 4.2, 6.1, and 6.2 were revised because the data source was determined to not be reproducible. PHI-4.1, 4.2, and 6.1 objectives were revised to track the number of public health or related degrees and certificates and the data source was revised to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). PHI-6.2 was archived.