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The Public Health Accreditation Board sets standards for community health assessments, which include the use of relevant secondary data. Secondary data are data collected by another entity or for another purpose (CDC). These data may include information related to vital statistics (births and deaths), graduation rates, behavioral risk factors (such as tobacco smoking), and other data that are relevant to your community. Read more about PHAB standards here. Standards related to community health assessment can be found under Domain 1.
County level data
Provides data tables from the American Community Survey. Use the “Add/Remove Geographies” function to compare county-level estimates to state and national estimates in side-by-side tables.
Demographics and socioeconomic characteristics
CDC Community Health Status Indicators
These county-level profiles contain key indicators of health outcomes and compares them to peer counties across the nation.
Yes; small counts may be suppressed
Online database that uses various data sources to produce customizable tables on AIDS, births, cancer statistics, environmental data, mortality, and sexually transmitted disease morbidity. Can also save web links to reports.
Vital statistics, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, cancer
Community Commons has map-making and report-building capabilities. Users can select data of interest from a wide range of sources to generate reports and maps once they’ve created an account (free!).
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The Rankings contain county-level data on numerous health indicators and health outcomes. Users can also compare health statistics between counties.
KIDS COUNT Data Center
The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides information on children and families. Users can explore topics by state, county, and year.
Child and family health
PeriStats is developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. It provides data on maternal and infant health.
Maternal and child health
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
As recent as 2015
Use the SAIPE Interactive Data Tool to view maps and tables of population, income, and poverty estimates.
Income and poverty
State Cancer Profiles
State Cancer Profiles present data on cancer incidence, prevalence, and mortality. Information on demographics and screening & risk factors is also accessible. Users can create maps and tables, and examine trends over time.
Trust for America's Health
As recent as 2016
Provides data on key health indicators, public health preparedness, and public health funding indicators; state rankings are available for selected data points.
United States Census QuickFacts
Contains demographic and socioeconomic data such as education, income, race, ethnicity, sex, housing, and insurance status.
West Virginia Annual Outbreak Report
Yes; in some cases, by region
Contains counts of disease outbreaks that occurred throughout the state in 2015 and county-level data on outbreak performance measures. Outbreaks by type are presented by region.
West Virginia Annual Surveillance Data for Reportable Diseases
Contains counts of confirmed, probable, and suspect cases of diseases defined in the Reportable Disease Rule.
West Virginia Behavioral Health Profiles
Varying; as recent as 2014
Contains data on demographics, behavioral risk factors, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and mental health. Profiles are organized by county.
Demographics, mental health, drug use
West Virginia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Report
WV BRFSS contains information on behavioral risk factors, such as physical activity, disability, tobacco use, alcohol use, chronic disease, and other health indicators.
Risk behaviors (such as drug use, physical activity, diet), chronic conditions, use of preventive services
West Virginia Cancer Burden Report
Provides statewide and county-specific data on cancer incidence and mortality in West Virginia.
West Virginia Health Care Authority Inpatient Discharge Data
Yes; small counts may be suppressed
Allows queries of patient discharge information on all patients discharged from West Virginia general acute care, psychiatric, and medical rehabilitation hospitals.
West Virginia Health Care Authority Standard Reports
Varying; as recent as 2015
No, by hospital
Annual reports that contain the number of discharges from West Virginia hospitals by the patient’s county of residence.
West Virginia HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report
No, by region only
Contains data on incident (new) and prevalent (existing) cases of HIV and AIDS by demographics and exposure categories. Also contains data on deaths among persons with HIV/AIDS.
West Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Surveillance Report
The West Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) identifies maternal behaviors that may affect both maternal and child health. Data on family planning, prenatal care, risk factors, and maternal and infant health care are included.
West Virginia Surveillance Indicators
Contains evaluation data of surveillance indicators for selected diseases in the West Virginia Electronic Disease Surveillance System.
West Virginia Viral Hepatitis B and C Surveillance Report
This report contains surveillance data on viral hepatitis B and C. It includes information on acute and chronic cases of viral hepatitis b, acute and chronic cases of viral hepatitis b, and risk factors for infection.
West Virginia Vital Statistics Report
The WV Vital Statistics Report contains information on births, deaths, pregnancy risk factors, marriages, and divorces.
West Virginia Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Measures behaviors among high school and middle school students related to unintentional violence and injuries, tobacco use, drug use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, and physical activity.
Risk behaviors among youth, including violence, drug use, sexual behaviors, diet, and physical activity
West Virginia Youth Tobacco Survey
Assesses high school and middle school students’ knowledge and perceptions of tobacco, smoke-free policies, marketing awareness, and use of tobacco products.
WV FOODLINK County Profiles
Summarize issues related to food security in West Virginia counties. Topics covered include food access, emergency food assistance, SNAP and WIC enrollment, school meal programs, and socioeconomic factors.
* The year reflects the time period that data were collected, not necessarily the year that the report or data source was published or made available.
^ When data are presented at the county level, years may be combined to protect the confidentiality of survey respondents and to ensure data are reliable.
To access the Center for Local Health's homepage, please click the following link: Center for Local Health Homepage
To access the Center for Local Health's Data and QI page, please click the following link: Center for Local Health Data and QI Webpage
To access the Center for Local Health's Community Health Assessment page, please click the following link: Community Health Assessment Webpage
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