BEDHD actively monitors the health status of the community to identify and solve community health problems. We use a wide variety of existing data sources as well as generate our own data via surveys. Contact Susan Peters, Health Analyst, to request data and for more information on how to use health data to develop plans, programs, or otherwise improve health.
BEDHD has analyzed a variety of data on local health issues and has developed our own publications and/or toolkits that can be used to better understand health issues in the district, which are provided below. In addition, we partner with others to conduct Community Health Assessments.
Sources of Data on Health
Health statistics are available for local health departments and counties through the State of Michigan. See Vital Statistics, Communicable Diseases, Health Care Statistics, Birth Defect Statistics, Cancer Statistics, and Population Trends.
Queries may be run by state, county, health department, or civil division.
The United States Census and the American Community Survey provide a wide variety of demographic and community measures at multiple geographic levels that assist in community planning.
Separate reports are available by county.
This national system is used to query a wide variety of health statistics at the local level.
Get a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.
Detailed query tool is available to investigate local crashes for a variety of variables, including alcohol-involved.
A single, user-friendly, source for national, state, and community health indicators, and maintained by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
The NCHHSTP Atlas provides an interactive platform for accessing HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and tuberculosis (TB) data, some of which is available at the county level.
An online mapping tool that allows users to create county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by race/ethnicity, gender and age group, along with maps of social and economic factors and health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.
Diabetes Data and Statistics, the Web publication of the US National Diabetes Surveillance System, provides resources documenting the public health burden of diabetes and its complications in the United States.
CDC’s WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources.