HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.8 - Reduce the Impact of Environmental Factors on Human Health


Empy barrels piled upHow We Will Accomplish Our Objective

We will help state and local health agencies develop and implement surveillance and prevention programs that reduce environmental threats. We will focus our efforts on reducing threats to children by helping state and local agencies:

  • develop and implement effective environmental interventions to prevent and reduce the onset, suffering, and disproportionate burden of illness related to asthma.

1.8 Implementation Strategies
  • Surveillance/Prevention Programs
  • Education
  • Research
  • identify children at risk for lead poisoning.

We will support the national effort to reduce environmental threats to health by:

  • conducting research to better understand the relationship between exposure to toxic substances and human health, develop new and improved biomonitoring methods and prevention strategies, and identify the risk and protective factors for birth defects.

  • monitoring the exposure to toxic substances and identifying and reporting health threats.

  • educating health care providers about the consequences of exposure to toxic substances and the availability and value of using existing information systems to prevent and combat environmental health problems.

HHS Agencies contributing to this objective: