Community Health Network has unveiled a new community health needs assessment tool that includes over 100 nationally recognized measurements rating the overall health status of Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby County residents. The assessment uses data compiled from governmental and non-governmental agencies and is automatically updated as the most recent data becomes available.
The assessment is divided into categories derived from the social determinants of health, including economy, education, environment, government and politics, public safety, social environment, and transportation. Each indicator is scientifically rated and accompanied with a colored gauge, with a needle showing how well Johnson and surrounding counties are doing compared to other counties nationally. It also rates the county’s progress toward the national standards of health and wellness established by the Centers for Disease Control’s Healthy People 2020 initiative. Examples of indicators include adults with health insurance, infant mortality rate and adults who smoke.
Measures health indicators including Access to Health Services; Cancer; County Health Rankings; Diabetes; Disabilities; Exercise; Nutrition & Weight; Family Planning; Food Safety; Heart Disease & Stroke; Immunizations & Infectious Diseases; Maternal, Fetal, & Infant Health; Mental Health & Mental Disorders; Older Adults Aging; Prevention & Safety; Respiratory Diseases; Substance Abuse; Wellness & Lifestyle
Measures health disparities including Cancer; Diabetes; Disabilities; Family Planning; Heart Disease & Stroke; Immunizations & Infectious Diseases; Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health; Respiratory Dieases; Substance Abuse
Healthy People provides a framework for prevention for communities in the U.S. Healthy People 2020 is a comprehensive set of key disease prevention and health promotion objectives. The health objectives and targets allow communities to assess their health status and build an agenda for community health improvement.
The purpose of the Promising Practices database is to inform professionals and community members of successful efforts to create positive change, with the ultimate goal of encouraging implementation of successful practices for the benefit of the local community. Please note that the Promising Practices in our database do not necessarily reflect the priorities of the sponsors.
Use this tool to quickly pull together related content, such as indicators or promising practices, based on keyword topics. The results can be saved as a PDF, emailed, or printed and incorporated into a report. For example, to find content related to obesity, type the keyword 'obesity' in the search bar. Then, select the location of interest and click 'search'. If you'd prefer to compare indicators across multiple regions you can create an Indicator Comparison Report.