County Health Data for Decision Makers

County Health Data for Decision Maker reports are now live on the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Indicators Portal at http://indicators.extension.iastate.edu/county-health-data-decision-makers. A wide range of health data can help residents, health providers, and policy makers understand the health situations and health needs of county residents. This health profile provides basic and summary health data and information at the county level. It can be a starting point for discussions on health issues, a guide for health needs, and help shape future programming and policies. It is updated annually to provide the most current set of indicators and can be used to compare across counties, regions, and the state.

The County Health Data for Decision Maker reports were created in partnership with Iowa State University’s Translational Research Network (U-TuRN). U-TuRN’s goal is to facilitate the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based programming in community settings. The Network is working to build partnerships across the state to help to promote more effective, team-based approaches to community health issues and needs. U-TuRN is currently enrolling community-based partners in pilot projects to understand how to best support community organizations in their efforts to address critical health issues across Iowa. To receive information about the free resources U-TuRN provides contact uturn@iastate.edu or visit https://research.hs.iastate.edu/uturn/

If you are a County Health agency and are interested in customizing or expanding the content of your county's Health Data for Decision Makers report, please email uturn@iastate.edu to learn how you can become a partner.