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Health Indicator Portal

Department of Behavioral & Community Health


Use the buttons below to choose a health topic of interest, and view a menu of available indicators for Dutchess County.  Use the links to the right of each indicator to navigate to online tools that provide Dutchess County data.  You may also link to the indicator tools from the descriptive listings below this section.

Public Health Topics


Indicator Tools

Access to medical, mental health and dental providers
Health insurance
(Adults, Children)
Residents with a primary care provider
Well child visits


Indicator Tools


Asthma and COPD

Cancer screenings
Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease screening
Diabetes incidence and complications
Diabetes screening and monitoring
Diabetes complications
Kidney disease
Indicator Indicator Tools
Flu and vaccine preventable diseases
Flu and pneumonia vaccination
Lyme disease
Other communicable diseases
Vaccination (Child)
Indicator Indicator Tools
Access to parks and recreational areas
Access to supermarkets
Air quality
Blood lead levels
Commuting and mass transit
Drinking water
Severe housing problems
Indicator Indicator Tools
Child and adolescent mortality
Oral health
Self reported poor physical health
Premature mortality
Preventable hospitalizations
Indicator Indicator Tools
Homicide and assault
Intentional injury
Unintentional injury
Indicator Indicator Tools
Infant mortality
Prenatal care
Low birthweight
Maternal mortality
Pregnancy and births
Teen pregnancy and births
Indicator Indicator Tools
Adult tobacco use
Alcohol related motor vehicle injuries and deaths
Alcohol-binge drinking
Mental health clinic visits
Self reported poor mental health
Substance use related hospitalization
Substance use and overdose
Indicator Indicator Tools
Adult obesity
Childhood obesity
Physical inactivity
Indicator Indicator Tools
Child maltreatment and domestic violence
Crime and criminal justice
Foster care
Housing and homelessness
Poverty and public assistance


About the Indicator Tools

  •   NYS Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS)
  •   Health Action Priorities Network (HAP’N) Hudson Valley Community Dashboard
    • Health Action Priorities Network (HAP’N) Hudson Valley Community Dashboard is a collaborative of local public health stakeholders working to improve health outcomes throughout the Hudson Valley Region with the support of the New York State Department of Health’s Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP).  HAP’N’s Community Dashboard is maintained by HealthlinkNY, the regional Qualified Entity that operates the Health Information Exchange in the Hudson Valley and coordinates the region’s PHIP.  The dashboard compiles data from a variety of state and national sources and presents figures at the county or region level.

  •   NYS Prevention Agenda Dashboard
    • The NYS Prevention Agenda outlines goals to improve health and reduce disparities across New York State in five priority areas: prevent chronic disease; promote a healthy and safe environment, promote healthy women, infants and children;  promote mental health and prevent substance abuse; and prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, vaccine-preventable disease and healthcare associated infections.  The NYS Prevention Agenda Dashboard is a compilation of tracking indicators designed to monitor progress towards meeting objectives defined by the current Prevention Agenda cycle. Data are available at the county level and compare the county indicator to the state as well as to the current goal.

  •   County Health Rankings Indicators
    • The County Health Rankings are produced for all US counties on an annual basis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  Rankings are determined based on a model that includes a number of health factors and overall health outcomes including quality and length of life.  The data underlying the rankings indicators are drawn from a variety of state and national sources, which are standardized and weighted to determine each county’s rank within the state per indicator and overall.   While health outcomes indicator definitions remain the same over time, the measures that contribute to health factors may change year to year as data sources evolve; therefore caution should be exercised in comparing health factor rankings from year to year.  Additional information on rankings data and methods are available on the County Health Rankings website.

  •   Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC)
    • KWIC was developed to track progress towards goals and objectives to improve outcomes for children and families that were defined by the New York State Council on Children and Families. The KWIC Indicators Clearinghouse is a compilation of indicators that draw data from a variety of state and national data sources that are organized into six major life areas: economic security; physical and emotional health; education; citizenship; family and community.  Details on the goals and objectives as well as indicators used to measure progress towards improving each of these life areas can be found on the KWIC website.

  •   Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles

    Additional Resources for County Health Data


  •   New York State Open Data
    • New York State Open Data:  The NYS Department of Health makes numerous health–related datasets available at Health Data NY.  Data  are categorized under consumer resources, environmental health, facilities and services, community health and chronic disease, quality, safety and costs, births deaths and other facts, and strategic initiatives.  In addition to raw data, users may create visualizations of the data, embed data into external websites with automated refreshes from Health Data NY, and to use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to build mobile applications. Examples include:

  •   NYS Department of Health - Data and Reports
  •   New York State Office of Mental Health - Statistics and Reports
  •   U.S. Census Bureau
    • The U.S. Census Bureau provides several tools and apps to explore data on population size, demographic characteristics, socioeconomic factors, and a small number of health measures, including health insurance and fertility.

Please also visit our Publications page to view summary reports and assessments of health trends in Dutchess County, including the latest Community Health Assessment and the annual Community Health Status Report.

If you have explored these resources but cannot find the information you are looking for, you may submit a data request.

Data Request Form  [Submit Electronically]
A Print & Mail/Fax version is also available


A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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