The resource documents and websites on this page are organized by the following indicators:
If you don't find what you are looking for you, can search by keyword using the search field at the top of this page.
Health barriers span social, personal, environmental, and economic obstacles to a specified health behavior or status. These may include, but are not limited to, insurance status, poverty, employment, access to transportation, and provider availability.
Census Bureau Population Statistics
- American Fact Finder: Database used to find aggregate data on social, economic and demographic characteristics for specific geographic areas.
- Census Quick Facts: Quick source for frequently requested information by state, county and city including information on population, business and geography.
- Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: Estimates of health insurance coverage at the county level.
Michigan County Fact Sheets
The Michigan League for Public Policy has compiled data for each of Michigan's 83 counties with detailed information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more. County specific fact sheets are a great community advocacy resource and can be located through their Mapping the Facts tool.
Michigan Unemployment Data
Access the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget's (DTMB) Unemployment Statistics Database to find unemployment data sorted by geographic types and time periods.
The Basic Economic Security Table for Michigan 2010
From the Michigan League for Public Policy, The Basic Economic Security Tables for Michigan (2010) is a resource detailing how much it takes for Michigan workers to make ends meet and build savings for emergencies and retirement.
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Health Risk Factors & Outcomes
Health risk factors are conditions or behaviors that may increase the chance of disease of injury. These may include, but are not limited to, age, sex, genetics, environment, tobacco or illicit drug use, physical activity, and diet/nutrition.
Health indicators are used to assess the health of a population, which can include the national, state or community levels. These may include, but are not limited to, disease prevalence/incidence, prevention screenings, and mortality and morbidity rates.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Vital Statistics
- Vital records: Source of statistical information including births, deaths, marriages, divorces, infant mortality, natality and pregnancy.
- County and State Health Statistics Profile: Profiles of county and state vital events statistics are presented in a one-page summary form for each county and the state as a whole. The profiles contain data most often requested of the Vital Records & Health Statistics Section.
Michigan County Health Rankings
Produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the County Health Rankings Report ranks each county's health outcomes and health factors in Michigan.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Tracks the health conditions and risk behaviors across the United States.
Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Annual, state-level telephone surveys of Michigan residents, aged 18 years and older, which provides state-specific, population-based estimates of the prevalence of various behaviors, medical conditions, and preventive health care practices. Reports and tables for Michigan.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Links of Interest of Health Insurance Statistics
Provides links to state health insurance statistics, county level uninsured statistics, and health care policy and quality. Access links of interest
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Critical Health Indicators 2010
Report describing Michigan's health and well-being organized by four specific health topics (health outcomes, health related behaviors, health systems, and social, economic, environmental factors) with 25 related measures. It also provides information on many state initiatives to support better health in local communities and across the state. Regional and Local Health Department Tables
Michigan League for Public Policy, Kids Count in Michigan Data Book
Provides information about indicators of economic security, child health, adolescence, abuse and neglect, and education by region and county. Kids Count Data Book
Right Start in Michigan and Its Counties 2013
Right Start in Michigan and Its Counties 2013 is part of the Kids Count in Michigan project. It looks at Michigan births from 2000 to 2009 and ranks counties based on six key measures of health. It has profiles of counties with over 85,000 people.
Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth
An online student health survey offered by the Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health to support local and regional needs assessment. The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11. The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence. Run your county data here.
DHHS, Community Health Status Indicators
The Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) provide an overview of key health indicators for local communities. The report can serve as a starting point for community needs assessment, quantification of vulnerable populations, and measurement of preventable diseases, disabilities, and deaths.
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Uniform Data System
The Uniform Data System (UDS) tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. UDS data are collected at the grantee (individual Health Center), state, and national levels. It is released annually. The data is reviewed to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, improve Health Center performance and operations, and report overall program accomplishments. The data helps to identify trends over time, establish or expand targeted programs, and identify effective services and interventions to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations.
HRSA, John Snow, Inc. and the Robert Graham Center have collaborated to develop a mapping and decision-support tool driven primarily from data within the Uniform Data System (UDS) and the U.S. Census. The UDS Mapper is designed to help inform users about the current geographic distribution and penetration of Health Center Program grantees and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alikes. Registration is required to gain access, but access is open to all users.
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Health Resources and Services Administration Data and Statistics
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the Nation’s Access Agency, HRSA focuses on uninsured, underserved, and special needs populations. HRSA Data provides access points to current HRSA information, health resources, and demographic data for reporting on HRSA activities. Click here to use the Data Warehouse as well as access other data resources.
In 2010 HRSA produced Data Resources for Demonstrating Need for Primary Care Services, a document to assist Health Centers in assessing need in their community and/or for their target populations. The data resources focus on barriers to care, health indicators, and disparities.
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Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For three decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:
- Encourage collaborations across sectors
- Guide individuals toward making informed health decisions
- Measure the impact of prevention activities
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