CDC Trends and Application of Analysis Tools
Review the CDC and the Healthy People 2020 Web sites and use the following questions to help formulate the first part of your discussion:
- What data analysis tools does the CDC utilize to measure areas of health promotion or disease prevention in the overall U.S. population?
- What possible measures are needed to accomplish the Healthy People 2020 goals?
The CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have developed guidelines to establish goals and objectives that address health promotion and disease prevention efforts. Use these guidelines when considering the following:
Due to increasing longevity, the population of the United States is aging. The growth of the aging population may add significant stress to the health care industry. Another population that is growing rapidly is returning military veterans and their families.
- Describe the special considerations and challenges in addressing the educational needs of either the aging or the veteran population.
- Describe the trends in U.S. health care services demands and associated cost issues caused by the population.
Your initial posting should be at least 150 words, and you must reference the work of another writer (either as a quotation, paraphrase, or summary) to provide support for your ideas. The source can be the course text, another relevant book, any assigned reading, When you incorporate the other writer’s ideas in your work, use APA citation style to give credit to that writer. Remember that an APA citation includes both the in-text citation (the author’s last name and the year of publication) and the full reference for the source.