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Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) Website Launched

The Public Health Foundation and its partners are pleased to announce the launch of the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) website. CHSI has updated county level data (covering 1994 – 2006) viewable online or in easy to download reports.

Each of the 3,141 reports, one for each county in the United States, provides public health officials, public health system partners, policy makers, and consumers with a snapshot of the health status of a community to make monitoring and addressing health issues easier.

Each report includes Healthy People 2010 targets, national rates, and peer counties (i.e., counties of similar population size, age distribution, and poverty) for comparison purposes. Data indicators include information on vulnerable populations, measures of health, national leading causes of death, risk factors for premature death, measures of birth and death, relative health importance, environmental health risk factors, preventive services use, and access to care, among others.

For more information on health indicator definitions, sources, and methods used in the CHSI Reports, please access Data Sources, Definitions, and Notes: Community Health Status Indicators 2008.

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