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HEALTH INDICATORS, reports & fact sheets

CORE PUBLIC HEALTH INDICATORS REPORT

The Kitsap County Core Public Health Indicators Report provides an overview of the demographics and health of Kitsap County residents and surroundings. The indicators are derived from sound, reliable data and can be used to help focus resources, encourage new and existing partnerships, and support the work necessary to make Kitsap County a healthy and safe place to live, learn, work, and play.

KITSAP COMMUNITY HEALTH PRIORITIES

Kitsap Community Health Priorities (KCHP) is a collaboration led by the Kitsap Public Health District, Harrison Medical Center, United Way, Kitsap Community Foundation, and Kitsap County Human Services Department whose goal is to identify and track progress on community health and well-being priorities for Kitsap County. Every 3-5 years KCHP conducts a comprehensive health assessment that includes over 200 indicators of health and well-being. You can review KCHP data and follow progress on the priorities at http://kitsapchp.com.

REPORTS & FACT SHEETS

OTHER DATA SOURCES

  • Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS): HYS is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Services Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and the Liquor Control Board. HYS provides information about the health and health behaviors of youth in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in Washington to guide policy and programs that serve youth.
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): BRFSS is the largest, continuously conducted, telephone health survey in the world. It enables the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, and other health agencies to monitor the health and health behaviors of adults to guide policy and programs.
  • U.S. Census, American Community Survey (ACS):  The ACS is a mandatory, ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year to gather information about population characteristics, housing, and economics among other topics.
  • County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: The Rankings are produced every year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. Learn how the Rankings and Kitsap Core Public Health Indicators differ: About the County Health Rankings and the Kitsap Core Indicators.

 


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