miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2015

CDC Media Advisory:Community Health Status Indicators Website Launch

CDC Media Advisory:Community Health Status Indicators Website Launch

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  

Contact: CDC Media Relations
(404) 639-3286 

Community Health Status Indicators Website Launch
Today, CDC released the updated Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) online tool that produces public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describes the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors, and the physical environment.
The re-designed online application includes updated peer county groups, health status indicators, a summary comparison page, and U.S. Census tract data and indicators for sub-populations (age groups, sex, and race/ethnicity) to identify potential health disparities.  In this new version of CHSI, all indicators are benchmarked against those of peer counties, the median of all U.S. counties, and Healthy People 2020 targets.  Organizations conducting community health assessments can use CHSI data to:
  • Assess community health status and identify disparities;
  • Promote a shared understanding of the wide range of factors that can influence health; and
  • Mobilize multi-sector partnerships to work together to improve population health

To access CHSI, visit wwwn.cdc.gov/communityhealth 

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