evidenced-based data gathered from international national state

This week we will be using evidenced-based data, gathered from international, national, state and local government and agency websites to assess the health of a community (defined as a county in our course).

evidenced-based data gathered from international national state

This week we will be using evidenced-based data, gathered from international, national, state and local government and agency websites to assess the health of a community (defined as a county in our course).

Objective: Integrate assessment data from national, state and local sources into community planning.

In order to meet this objective you must:

Firstly, Read Chapters 10, 12, and 20 in your text.

Secondly, Review County Health Statistics – population characteristics. and indicators of health.

Thirdly, Go to this website and work through the (Module 1) determinants of health section: http://www.aptrweb.org/pophealthmodules

Fourthly, Using these and other websites please answer the Application Exercise questions below and post to ASULearn.

Further, Youth Risk Behavior Survey http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm

Moreover, Healthy People 2030 www.healthypeople.gov

Further, Healthy Carolinians www.healthycarolinians.org

Also, NC Center for Health Statistics https://schs.dph.ncdhhs.gov/

Additionally, County Health Rankings http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/#app/north-carolina/2012

NC Oral Health https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth/stats/MeasuringOralHealth.htm

 

Substance Abuse Statistics

 

Some of you may find numbers for your county (like Mecklenburg) but in rural counties statistics may not be available. You can report this answer using NC data if that is the most specific information you can find. If anyone stumbles across any additional helpful links please share them!

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/articles-and-news/2013/09/interactive–prescription-drug-abuse.html

Additional Dental Health Links- if you can’t find county specific information you can report NC data for this question too.

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth/stats/

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth/

http://www.ncfahp.org/nc-oral-health-collaborative.aspx

Application Exercise:

Please find data from local, state and national websites/databases and /or interview local health care professionals to answer the following questions about your county.

1. Demographic data (age, race, gender, education levels, employment/unemployment rates and household income) about the people in your county.

2 The 3 leading causes of death in your county.

3 The 3 leading causes of admissions to the local EDs (You may have to call the hospital to obtain this information).

4 The teen pregnancy rate in your county. (Please note this is reported as a rate not a percentage)

5 The childhood immunization rates for your state or county.

6 Percentage of people in your county using mental health services.

7 Percentage of people in your county with substance abuse problems.

8 The percentages by age of people in your county who are obese.

9 Data about the dental health of people in your county. (you may need to be creative in how you measure)

10 What programs are currently offered in your county health department?