Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population from a specific culture in your area.
Choose one of the Leading Health Indicator (LHI) priorities from Healthy People.
Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People topic areas.
Leading Health Indicator (LHI) Paper
Since 1990, the U.S. government has published 10-year national objectives for improving the health of Americans. A select group of 26 objectives is monitored periodically and published on the Healthy People website.
The most recent science-based goals, Healthy People 2020, were published in 2010 and expanded the goals to four major areas:
General health status
Health-related quality of life and well-being
Determinants of health
Visit the following website: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/leading-health-indicators/Healthy-People-2020-Leading-Health-Indicators%3A-Progress-Update (Links to an external site.).
Choose one of the Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topics for which there was little or no detectable change or one that has been getting worse.
Summarize the LHI you chose, list and discuss possible data sources for this information, and explain why you think there has been a lack of progress.
Your paper must be formatted in accordance with APA guidelines. It should be 3–4 pages and include support from the required readings and at least one outside source.
Use the WCU Library to find scholarly sources that support your paper.