From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“The Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a select subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives chosen to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. There are 26 LHIs organized into 12 topics. On April 8, 2014, Healthy People 2020 unveiled a report highlighting the progress made within each of these LHIs through the first third of the decade.
There are 14 health indicators that have either been met or are improving in this first third of the decade, including:
- Fewer adults smoking cigarettes
- Fewer children exposed to secondhand smoke
- More adults meeting physical activity targets
- Fewer adolescents using alcohol or drugs”
Read the report: http://1.usa.gov/1n8SlfQ