Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a small set of Healthy New Jersey 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. New Jersey’s LHIs are intended to reflect the state’s major public health concerns at the beginning of the decade.
Click the underlined words in the headers below to see the most recent data for each LHI.
Access to Primary Care: Personal Doctor
Birth Outcomes: Infant Death
|Increase the proportion of adults with a personal doctor or health care provider
|Reduce the infant death rate per 1,000 live births
|Increase the percentage of children who receive the recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B, varicella, and PCV by 24 months of age
Heart Disease: Death Rate
|Reduce the death rate due to coronary heart disease per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
|Prevent an increase in the proportion of the adult population (aged 20+ years) that is obese
|Prevent an increase in the proportion of the high school student population that is obese