Join us on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Environmental Quality Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight the harmful health effects of secondhand smoke exposure. You’ll also learn how the Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is working to eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
The environment directly affects health status and plays a major role in quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health disparities. Poor air quality is linked to premature death, cancer, and long-term damage to respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes significant health problems in nonsmoking individuals in the United States, including heart disease, lung cancer, and asthma. An environment free of hazards, such as secondhand smoke, carbon monoxide, allergens, lead, and toxic chemicals, helps prevent disease and other health problems.
About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.