Monday Roundtable Luncheon
During 2018, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the agency that leads the Healthy People (HP) initiative, began the process of reviewing each of the 42 topic areas’ objectives and established the process for the objective review. One of the charges given to the topic areas was to reduce the number of objectives in each topic area roughly by 50%. The Oral Health Topic Area currently has 33 objectives, one of which serves as a Leading Health Indicator. Currently, data for these objectives are obtained from 8 different data sources and span 6 domains: 1) oral health of children and adolescents and 2) adults, 3) access to preventive services, 4) oral health interventions, 5) surveillance systems, and 6) public health infrastructure. This roundtable will provide current information on the process used to reduce the number of objectives in the oral health topic area, review feedback from the public comment period, and provide the current status of the objectives proposed for Healthy People 2030. The goal of this roundtable will be to provide an update on the progress of the current HP2020 objectives toward the 2020 targets and the status of the proposed HP 2030 oral health objectives. Finally, participants will be provided with information on how to stay informed as the process to develop Healthy People 2030 evolves.