Sunday, November 13, 2011

Colorado Health Indicators Site is now "Live"!!!

The Colorado Health Indicators site is now "live"!!  The site is a great resource for anyone interested in health indicators across Colorado and include county, regional and state level data on a variety of health, environmental and social topics. These data are used in Colorado’s Health Assessment and Planning System (CHAPS). CHAPS is a standard process created to help local public health agencies meet assessment and planning requirements.

The indicators are organized based on the Health Equity Model, which takes into account a wide range of factors that influence health. This model groups the social determinants of health into:
  • Life course perspective: how populations are impacted differently during the various stages of life
  • Social determinants of health: societal influence, such as economic opportunity, physical environment and social factors that play critical roles in the length and quality of life
  • Health factors: components of health behaviors and conditions, mental health and access, utilization and quality of health care
  • Population health outcomes: measures of quality of life, morbidity, mortality and life expectancy
So, take a look at the site and see what you think!

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