Healthy People Consortium Meeting and Public Hearing
"Building the Next Generation of Healthy People"
November 12 and 13, 1998
Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Disability and Secondary Conditions

The Chapter 19, Disability and Secondary Conditions, breakout meeting was attended by numerous new and interested participants. Because there were new individuals, the initial portion of the meeting was spent providing an overview of the objectives. Specific emphasis was given to the measurement objective (#1), and the current status of research to develop the short set of items. The group was very supportive of this direction. They were also quite concerned that "people with disabilities" be included in numerous other objectives as a select population. In addition, there was a suggestion that subgroups by age, ethnicity be included on certain variables. There was also discussion of the need to include objectives similar to HP 2000 related to vision and hearing. Overall, the 12-15 participants were enthusiastic about the chapter and objectives, and indicated personal and organizational commitment to implementing the objectives that are included in HP 2010.


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