213337 County Health Rankings data and methods

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM

Bridget Booske, PhD , 507A WARF Building, Department of Population Health Sciences, Madison, WI
This presentation will describe the model, data, and underlying methods being used by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in preparing county health rankings for each state in the nation. The County Health Rankings, planned for release by February 2010, are a compilation of data for every county in all 50 states on health outcomes and measures known to affect health in four key categories (health determinants): 1) Health outcomes including measures of premature mortality and health-related quality of life (self-reported health status). 2) Health determinants including measures of Health behaviors, such as smoking, alcohol use and obesity; clinical care access and quality; social and economic factors, including measures of education, employment and poverty; and environmental factors, such as measures of air quality and the built environment.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the data and methods underlying the forthcoming County Health Rankings

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in health services and public health research for over 19 years, and specifically on population health assessment and county health rankings for the past 4 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.