Health indicators describe overall health state of health of the people by age, race and gender. Key issues for community health include prenatal care, timely childhood immunizations, teen use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, adult use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and age adjusted death rates.
The Illinois Department of Public Health
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collects and evaluates thousands of health statistics to measure progress toward state and national health objectives. These numbers also provide the basis for developing and implementing public health strategies for disease prevention and health promotion. This site provides just some of the statistics gathered by IDPH.
County Health Rankings
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute partnered to rank the health of each county in every state. The County Health Rankings identify the healthiest and least healthy counties within every state in the nation. When you compare the 50 healthiest counties (one from every state), with the 50 least healthy counties, some striking trends emerge.
The IPLAN Website offers a data system containing 102 health indicators, which are available at the county-level. Thirty-nine of these indicators are available at the community-level. Illinois data is included on all county-level and community-level reports. Data can be charted, sorted and saved by using the data manipulation tool.
American Hospital Directory
The American Hospital Directory provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals. The database of information is built from Medicare claims data, hospital cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Food Environment Atlas
The Food Environment Atlas assembles statistics on three broad categories of food environment factors: Food Choices, Health & Well-being, and Community Characteristics.
State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables
The State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables provides information on fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and policy and environmental support within each state.
CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity’s Data, Trends and Maps
The CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity’s Data, Trends and Maps is an interactive tool that provides state-specific data about obesity, nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding. You can view statistics in a variety of formats, including maps, tables and trend lines.
Medicare County Enrollment Dashboard
Medicare County Enrollment Dashboard provides current information on the number of Medicare beneficiaries with hospital/medical coverage and prescription drug coverage, available for several geographical areas including national, state/territory, and county. The hospital/medical coverage data can be broken down further by health care delivery (Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans) and the prescription drug coverage data can be examined by those enrolled in stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans and those enrolled in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans. The dashboard includes enrollee counts on a rolling 12-month basis and also provides information on yearly trends.
Nursing Home Compare
Nursing Home Compare includes information only on nursing homes that are Medicare or Medicaid certified. These nursing homes provide skilled nursing care; however, there are many other types of facilities that provide various levels of health care and assistance with activities of daily living. Many of these facilities are licensed only at the state level. In addition, some nursing homes that provide a full range of care, including skilled nursing services, choose not to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System tracks health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly. The Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is a state-based program that gathers information on risk factors among Illinois adults 18 years of age and older through monthly telephone surveys. The BRFSS has grown to be the primary source of information on behaviors and conditions related to the leading causes of death for adults in the general population. The Illinois County Behavioral Risk Factor Surveys (ICBRFS) are conducted for individual counties employing the same procedures and questions as the BRFSS.
Illinois Youth Survey
The Illinois Youth Survey is a self-report survey administered in school settings and is designed to gather information about a variety of health and social indicators including substance use patterns and attitudes of Illinois youth.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control Wonder Database
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control - Wonder Database provides data for a range of health issues and health conditions. With CDC WONDER you can Access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics.