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Community Characteristics

Community Characteristics

Demographic information covering population totals, age, income, race, and more

Examples of indicators in this section

Population Total, Diversity Index, Poverty Rate, State Area Deprivation Index

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Social Vulnerability Index

Rating system assessing a community’s ability to respond to and prevent disaster events based on socioeconomic and other factors from the U.S. Census

Examples of indicators in this section

Minority, Household Composition and Disability, Socioeconomic Status, Housing Type and Transportation

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Health Outcomes

Environment

Pollutant and contaminant reports describing air and drinking water quality

Examples of indicators in this section

Air Quality, Public Drinking Water, Private Drinking Water (Wells)

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Climate Change

Collection of environmental and health indicators associated with the impacts of climate change

Examples of indicators in this section

Social Vulnerability Index (SVI), Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Myocardial Infarction, Asthma Hospital Discharge, Asthma Emergency Dept. Visits, Asthma Hospitalizations, Asthma Deaths, Heat Stress Hospitalizations, Lyme Disease Incidence

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Chronic Disease

Data on persistent health conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and other leading causes of death and hospitalization

Examples of indicators in this section

Asthma Emergency Dept. Visits, Asthma Hospitalizations, Diabetes Prevalence, Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction

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Mental Health & Substance Use

Survey results and statistics about depression, suicide, and alcohol, tobacco, and drug use

Examples of indicators in this section

Mental Health, Suicide, Adult Excessive Drinking, Tobacco Use, Drug Overdose Deaths, Prescription Monitoring Program, Suspected Non-fatal Drug Overdoses, Youth Substance Use, Youth Use of Prescription Pain Meds without Prescription, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

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Healthy Lifestyles

Demographic information covering population totals, age, income, race, and more

Examples of indicators in this section

Health Status, Physical Activity, Sleep, Weight, Youth Nutrition

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Community Safety

Breakdowns of violent and accidental death rates

Examples of indicators in this section

Violent and Accidental Deaths

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Maternal and Child Health

Mortality and pre-term rates, as well as factors influencing mother and infant welfare, such as lead exposure and teen pregnancy

Examples of indicators in this section

Infant and Fetal Deaths, Teen Pregnancy, Preterm Births, Lead, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

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Health Services Utilization

Cancer screening rates and metrics on deaths preventable by proper care

Examples of indicators in this section

Mortality Amenable to Healthcare, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Infectious Disease

Mortality due to Hepatitis C and other non-COVID-19 infectious conditions

Examples of indicators in this section

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Nationally Notifiable Conditions, Hepatitis C

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