Healthy Baltimore 2015 targets

May 10, 2011|By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun

Reduce the rate of emergency department visits by 10 percent for asthma, hypertension and diabetes and hospitalizations by 15 percent.

Decrease the percentage of adults and teens who smoke by 20 percent and births to women who smoked during pregnancy by 15 percent.

Decrease the percentage of adults who are obese and inequities in supermarket access by 15 percent.

Decrease the rate of premature death from cardiovascular disease by 10 percent and increase percentage of adults with high blood pressure on medication by 20 percent.

Decrease new HIV infections, number of syphilis cases and rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in adolescence by 25 percent.

Decrease percentage of adults with unmet mental health care needs by 25 percent.

Decrease rate of alcohol- and drug-related emergency department visits by 15 percent and high school students reporting alcohol or drug use in last 30 days by 20 percent.

Increase percentage of adults 50 and older who have had colon cancer screening in the past decade by 15 percent and women who receive breast cancer screening based on the latest guidelines by 10 percent.

Decrease teen birth rate by 20 percent, infant mortality by 10 percent and rate of juvenile homicide and nonfatal shooting victims by 30 percent.

Decrease density of vacant buildings by 20 percent and liquor stores by 15 percent.

meredith.cohn@baltsun.com

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