IOM Releases New Health Indicators Report

March 28, 2011

The report, "Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020: Letter Report," produced by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), recommends 12 indicators and 24 objectives for guiding the national health agenda. Contents include a brief discussion of Healthy People 2020 and the IOM committee's recommendations concerning topics, indicators and objectives. Additional topics include the committee process, the framework and the process used to select objectives, and a discussion of the selection of topics and indicators. A detailed discussion of each of the selected objectives is then presented, along with suggestions for measures that could be used in three Healthy People topic areas for which no objectives exist: social determinants of health; health-related quality of life and well-being; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health. To download the report, visit here. (Please note: You will need to register to access and download the full report).