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Health Data

Use the table below to search for a health topic of interest, and navigate to online tools that contain health indicators for that topic in Dutchess County.  To go to the tool, click on the link at the top of the column, or in the descriptive listing below the table.

Public Health Topics

About These Resources

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 (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ranking-methods).

Health Action Priorities Network (HAP’N) Hudson Valley Community Dashboard  HAP’N 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.

Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (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 (http://www.nyskwic.org/about_kwic/lifeareas.cfm).

Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles  The Mid-Hudson Valley Community Health profiles include over 50 indicators for Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties in the topics of children and youth, community engagement, demographics, economy, education, financial stability, health, housing, and public safety.  The Profiles tool is sponsored by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Dyson Foundation, and United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region.

NYS Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS) CHIRS are produced annually by the New York State Department of Health and include over 300 public health indicators. Data are drawn from state birth and death certificates; hospitalizations and emergency room visits; disease registries; state program-based data; and national surveys and are made available at the county, region and state levels. The corresponding County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity tool provides county-level data for selected CHIRS indicators by race and ethnicity.

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 (2013-2017).  Data are available at the county level and compare the county indicator to the state as well as to the 2017 goal.

Additional Resources for County Health Data

New York State Office of Mental Health - Statistics and Reports   The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Statistics and Reports webpage provides access to a variety of data reports and indicator tools related to behavioral health and mental health.  The Patient Characteristics Survey and County Profiles Portal contain data for Dutchess County.

New York State Open Data  The New York State Department of Health makes available numerous health –related datasets on the Health Data NY page (health.data.ny.gov).  Data on this site 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 viewing raw data, the site allows users access to create visualizations of the data, embed data into external websites with automated refreshes from health.data.ny.gov, and to use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to build mobile applications.

NYS Department of Health - Data and Reports  In addition to CHIRS, the Prevention Agenda Dashboard, and Open Data, New York State Department of Health’s Data and Reports page includes links to additional summary tables and reports on a variety of health topics, from AIDS to West Nile Virus.

U.S. Census Bureau  The U.S. Census Bureau website 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.