Here are 3 great resources to get you started:
Healthy ADK is a project of the North Country’s Population Health Improvement Program, maintained by Adirondack Health Institute in collaboration with local agencies. Data sets include health, economy, education, environment, government, public safety, social environment & transportation.
The NYS DOH Prevention Agenda Dashboard provides state and county level data based on the state’s Prevention Agenda including indicators for disparities, healthy & safe environment, chronic diseases, communicable diseases, women, infants & children and mental, emotional & behavioral health.
County Health Rankings is a resource allowing for health outcomes and factors reports for counties across the United States. It helps viewers understand how health is influenced by where we live, work, play and work.
For assistance using these sites or to request data, please contact Essex County Health Department at (518) 873-3500.
Community Health Assessment and Planning is one of the core services of local health departments. It involves the regular and systematic process of examining the health status of a population to:
1) determine the general and disease-specific health of the community;
2) assess underlying causes of poor health in the community;
3) plan for the use of resources to address identified health priority needs; and
4) evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives and programs.
This Department follows the Take Action Cycle – described well by the County Health Rankings.
This Department, in collaboration with local hospitals and as part of a regional Community Health Assessment & Planning Committee, is has been actively engaged in data collection and analysis during the 2019 year.
Data collection includes hundreds of indicators from numerous local, state and national data sources and looks at qualitative and quantitative data.
The purpose of the Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2019 and Community Health Improvement/Service Plan (CHISP) 2019-2021 is to demonstrate an ongoing understanding of the significant health needs of Essex County residents and actions necessary to address these needs.
Significant attention was given to creating a report that is not only informative to the lead agencies engaged in the assessment, but one that is useful to a wide variety of individuals, groups, and organizations. This is because in order to improve the health of communities, the whole community must engaged.
This report continues a long history of data gathering and analysis from a variety of sources including local, regional, state and national entities. It includes primary and secondary data; as well as quantitative and qualitative data.
Several components of this assessment are improvements from previous assessments. The enhancements include:
Additionally, higher levels of engagement were achieved through intervention planning efforts from previous assessments. This includes:
We encourage residents, community leaders, organizational executives, and everyone interested to read this report about resident health including the community plan for addressing priority health needs.
Because of the size of this report, contents for web display are broken into Parts as downloadable below. Appendices are also available as downloadable documents; below.
Community Health Improvement Plan, 2014-2017 – Essex County CHIP 2013 Final.