That is all that we had planned to ask you. We very much appreciate your time and effort. Before we end, is there anything else that you would like to tell us – any additional thoughts or insights about the HealthierUS or Healthy People 20210?
Phone Interview Respondent Characteristics
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.
In your responses to the initial questionnaire, you mentioned that your health organization uses the HealthierUS 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.
Thank you so much for agreeing to participate. We greatly appreciate your contribution to the survey and this follow-up interview. The purpose of the Assessment is to determine the uses of HealthierUS and Healthy People 2010 by several target audiences. The goal of this interview is to determine the ways in which you exchange information with HHS.
Informed Consent Statement
The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are conducting an evaluation of the HealthierUS and Healthy People 2010 programs. These initiatives are intended to improve the health of
As the results from the survey and follow-up interviews demonstrate, HealthierUS and HP2010 are visible initiatives with a diverse set of users and applications for use. The findings indicate that tribes and smaller health organizations are less likely to use the initiatives, however these types of organizations are also frequently behind larger o
Non-users of HP2010 were comprised entirely of local and tribal respondents, and they were more often from smaller organizations. These non-users were given the opportunity to describe the barriers that prevent them from using the initiative through specific answer options, as well as through free-text fields. Exhibit 31 displays the distribution
HP2010 users provided feedback about the barriers to greater implementation of the initiative at their organization. The only barrier imposed by the initiative itself was the inability to easily implement the initiative. As Exhibit 29 demonstrates, there were several barriers where states and tribes differed significantly. More state, local, and t
Overall, 71 percent of the 189 organizations that were aware of HP2010 reported using it in their organization. One-hundred percent of the states 12 reported using the initiative compared to 65 percent of local organizations, and 48 percent of tribes. These differences were statistically significant at the p≤.05 level.
HP2010 had a high level of visibility across the responding health organizations. Overall, 83 percent of the respondent organizations were aware of the initiative. All of the responding states, 84 percent of the local health organizations, and 60 percent of the tribal health organizations reported awareness of the initiative. Tribes were statistic
As noted earlier, localities, tribes and health organizations with fewer FTEs or serving a small population were significantly less likely to use HealthierUS. Much like the barriers noted by users of HealthierUS, the 60 non-users cited the lack of staff resources (97%), financial resources (93%), and competing priorities (92%) as the top reasons w
The questionnaire asked HealthierUS users to think about issues that might prevent the organization from using the initiative more. The response options were broken down into two categories; those related to the program itself, and those related to the organizations. As Exhibit 15 shows, users overwhelmingly cited barriers at the organization. Onl
Of the 124 organizations aware of the HealthierUS initiative, slightly less than half, or 47 percent, reported using the initiative. Again, distinct differences existed in the likelihood of using the initiative in terms of the type, size, and location of the organization. Twenty-seven states, or 71 percent of states aware of the initiative, report