Local Health Outcome Data

Utilizing data to make decisions

In the realm of healthcare, the importance of good data cannot be overstated. Reliable health data is essential for medical professionals and policymakers to make informed decisions, improve patient outcomes, and develop effective healthcare strategies. Without accurate and comprehensive health data, diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases becomes significantly more challenging. Check out the links below for area-specific data on population health outcomes.

For data on how Kansas employers are designing their benefit plans, be sure to look through our annual Employer Healthcare Trends and Costs Benchmarking Survey. This data is collected through a voluntary surveys by employers.

Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducts year-round telephone surveys to randomly-selected adults to collect data on major health topics, such as health-related behaviors (tobacco and alcohol use, physical activity, and nutrition), prevalence of chronic conditions, health care access, and more.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

A program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program provides data, evidence, guidance, and examples to build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health and support leaders in growing community power to improve health equity. The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the health of nearly every county in all 50 states, and are complemented by guidance, tools, and resources designed to accelerate community learning and action.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index is a health metric that identifies the top 200 heath condition categories affecting Americans, providing a view of the overall health and wellness of a population down to the county level. Powered by data from more than 45 million BCBS commercially insured members, the BCBS Health Index brings a unique contribution to other available health data to support national and local discussions about how to improve health, healthy behaviors, health policy and healthcare practice in the U.S.

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