Healthy People Consortium Meeting
"Implementing Healthy People 2010"
November 11, 2000

Summary of Breakout Group Discussion Concerning:
HIV


1. What does implementing Healthy People 2010 mean to you?

After an overview from the discussion leaders, several perspectives were introduced on how to implement Healthy People 2010. One idea was to flesh out the objectives by special populations and other risk behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, acquiring an STD, MSM). Another suggestion was that the implementation of Healthy People 2010 should be culturally relevant. A third idea introduced the development of specific prevention campaigns that address special at-risk populations or populations of color.

2. How do you suggest we work with local community planning groups in implementing the Healthy People 2010 objectives?

Several suggestions were offered on how to implement Healthy People 2010 objectives at the local level. The group posed the following ideas: 

3. What are the challenges/barriers to meeting the Healthy People 2010 objectives? And how do you suggest we work to overcome them?

The group identified potential barriers/challenges to meeting the Healthy People 2010 objectives. These barriers encompass the following areas:

The group put forth several suggestions to overcome these challenges/barriers: 

4. What can we do to support the elimination of health disparities in HIV among racial and ethnic population groups?

The group made several recommendations to support the elimination of health disparities in HIV among racial and ethnic population groups. One important strategy is the development of trust among the general population and health care providers. An important action step is making access to health care equal for all population groups. Another suggestion was to destigmatize HIV prevention programs through the promotion of mass destigmatization messages. The group's intention is to promote a safe venue for an open dialogue on destigmatization.

5. How do we measure progress of Healthy People 2010 in the future? And what is progress?

The group provided suggestions on how to measure progress of Healthy People 2010 in the future. Progress can be measured by looking at different stratifications of the data (e.g., State vs. national perspective). Progress also should be measured by race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and risk behavior. The group was uncertain if "good data" were available for sexual orientation or risk behaviors. Specific data collection measures/methods are needed to determine the actual progression toward meeting the HIV objectives.

6. How can we work more effectively with the media in implementing the Healthy People 2010 objectives?

In order to work more effectively with the media, the group proposed five strategies: 

Facilitators: Eva Margolies Seiler (CDC) and Shelley Gordon (HRSA)
Recorder: Gena Hill

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