Healthy People 2020 Target Population

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Purpose: Link public health data at state/county levels to the Healthy People 2020 Target rates. Describe the indicator, target data and whether progress has been made towards the goal.
The search results on the Healthy People 2020 tracker for “target not met” in Yuma County, revealed tuberculosis as a current health concern that has not been resolved within this region (Arizona Health Matters, 2016). Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that affects the lungs and other parts of the body, which can be spread through the air by coughing, sneezing and prolonged exposure to an individual with active TB, thus indicating the importance of this communicable diseases prevention (Yuma County Health Department, 2016). Currently, “The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the
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By decreasing the rate of TB within the community, it can improve the health outcomes. The current incidence rate as of 2014 was 8.5 cases per 100,000 people versus the previous 10.5 cases per 100,000 people, thus showing a decline in the incidence of TB in Yuma County and signifying a narrowing in the gap between the current rates and the target rates (Arizona Health Matters, 2016).
Summarize the program you identified at either county or state level and identify the level of prevention; primary, secondary or tertiary. If you do not find any related health program, propose a primary or secondary intervention that would help to meet target rate or percent.
The Yuma County Health Department has a tuberculosis program that is funded on a federal, state, and local level (Yuma County Health Department, 2016). Yuma County has developed this program to combat the incidence of tuberculosis within the community. However, the program has some limitation regarding its availability. Lack of funding has resulted in skin test screening being restricted only potentially infected or high-risk clients (Yuma
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