Assessment of the Uses and Users of Healthier US and Healthy People 2010. Section 2 – HP2010 Users

09/01/2005

In your responses to the initial questionnaire, you mentioned that your health organization uses the Healthy People 2010 program. We’d like to discuss, in a bit more detail, some of the ways you receive information about the program and some possibilities for HHS to improve its communication with health organizations like yours.

  • What do find to be the most useful way to access information about HP2010?
    • Do you use the hardcopy documents?
    • What about electronic resources such as the Healthy People 2010 web site or the CD-Rom?
      • How frequently do you access Healthy People 2010 information on the web? Do you find it useful?
      • § How frequently do you use the Healthy People CD-ROM? Do you find it useful?
    • Are there specific times when you choose to access the hardcopy version rather than the electronic resources, or vice versa?
    • Have you ever tried to obtain information or assistance from your HHS Regional Health Administrator? Or has your RHA ever tried to contact you regarding health promotion or disease prevention activities?
      • How frequently do you get information from your RHA?
      • Is the information helpful?
      • Is the information you receive from the RHA tailored to the specific health challenges in your region of the country?
    • How frequently do you obtain information from non-governmental sources, like professional conferences or informal communications with colleagues?
    • Are there any other ways you access information on HP2010 that we haven’t discussed?
  • Thinking generally, do you consider HP2010 as a valuable data source? Why or why not?
    • HHS supports the DATA2010 website. Are you aware of this site?
      • Do you utilize this data source at your organization?
      • Can you describe how you use it? / Why don’t you use it?
      • Is there anything HHS could do to [make it more useable/make it worth using] at your organization?
  • Now, thinking about the ways that HHS disseminates information about HP2010, how would you prefer to receive up-to-date information about the program and its related activities?
    • Do you find electronic communication effective?
    • How about reports or quarterly Newsletters?
    • What about HHS placing articles in public health or other professional newspapers and journals?
    • Are there any other ways HHS could disseminate information about the program that you would find useful?
  • Do you have any suggestions for ways that HHS can improve its communications with HP2010 users?
    • Are there specific kinds of information that you’d like to receive that aren’t available to you at this time?
    • Would you be interested in a report or area of the website devoted to highlighting the ways other health organizations are using the initiative?

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