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Office on Women's Health


Team Leader: Barbara James, M.P.H., Director, Division of Program Coordination

Advancing System Improvements to Support Targets for Healthy People 2010 (ASIST2010) is a three-year cooperative agreement program funded by the DHHS Office on Women's Health. ASIST2010 uses a public health systems approach to improve performance on two or more Healthy People 2010 (HP 2010) objectives that target women and/or men in the following Focus Areas:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Access to Quality Health Services
  • Educational and Community-Based Programs
  • Nutrition and Overweight Physical Activity and Fitness

The goals of the ASIST2010 program are to:

  1. Provide additional support to existing public health systems/collaborative partnerships to enable them to add a gender focus to HP 2010 objectives that track the health status of women and/or men, to help improve gender outcome in the targeted population and/or geographic area.
  2. Improve surveillance/information systems that allow tracking of program progress on HP 2010 objectives at the grantee level; and 3) develop and implement a plan to sustain the program after OWH funding ends.

The sites participating in the ASIST2010 program represent 4 academic medical centers, 3 community-based organizations, 2 hospitals, 2 State health departments, 1 county health department, and 1 foundation. These include:

Content last updated June 25, 2008.


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