NACCHO Podcast: PHI’s Dr. Mary A. Pittman Discusses Healthy People 2030
- Ian Goldstein
Healthy People identifies public health priorities to help individuals, organizations, and communities across the United States improve health and well-being. Healthy People 2030—the initiative’s fifth iteration—builds on knowledge gained over the first four decades, and includes 355 core, measurable objectives as well as developmental and research objectives. PHI President and CEO Mary A. Pittman serves as a member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for Healthy People 2030.
On this Podcast from Washington, Dr. Pittman joins NACCHO’s Ian Goldstein to speak about the goals of the Healthy People 2030 initiative, and how PHI is incorporating those objectives into its work. She also shares tips for how state-led organizations and health departments can engage stakeholders in adopting the Healthy People 2030 framework.
Dr. Pittman’s interview begins at roughly 12:50.
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The community-based organizations that have been our partners throughout COVID have to be continued as our partners post-COVID—because that’s the real base of our ability to create the healthiest population.Dr. Mary Pittman, PHI’s President and CEO, & Member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for Healthy People 2030
Learn more about the PHI programs and projects, discussed by Dr. Pittman:
- The Healthy Places Index (HPI): The California Healthy Places Index (HPI) is a powerful tool, developed by PHI’s Public Health Alliance of Southern California, to assist communities in exploring local factors that predict life expectancy and comparing community conditions across the state. The HPI provides overall scores and more detailed data on specific policy action areas that shape health, like housing, transportation, education and more.
- Health in All Policies: Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. PHI’s first-in-the-country HiAP team provides technical support for initiatives in local governments and municipalities, at the state level, and in countries outside the U.S.
- Supporting communities in responding to COVID-19: PHI and its programs are working rapidly to respond to COVID-19, on local, national and global levels. PHI’s programs are working within and alongside our most-impacted communities, organizing contact tracing efforts, creating a workforce from within impacted neighborhoods, working with trusted leaders, messengers and community-based organizations to dismantle barriers to vaccine access, and partnering with private, governmental and philanthropic sectors to bolster efforts. Learn more about how PHI and programs are responding to COVID and working with communities to support vaccine equity.
Originally published by The NACCHO Podcast Series