Eye-Opening Report Measures Health of the Finger Lakes Region
Inaugural Community Health Indicators Report a Rich Resource for Public Health and Community Planning
The inaugural Community Health Indicators Report provides a glimpse into residents’ well-being across the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Commissioned by Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and compiled by Rochester RHIO, this population health study is based on analysis of clinical data managed by Rochester RHIO and is available via by direct PDF download at bit.ly/chirhio2017.
The report uses actual clinical observations, which are considered the gold standard for health data research. In nearly all other cases, population health statistics are based on health insurance claims data or may be self-reported. Due to the increased use of electronic health information, analysis of community-level clinical data is now possible. Four key health measures (Body Mass Index, blood pressure, diabetes risk and smoking status) were assessed using full-year 2017 anonymized data, with a total sample in excess of 600,000 screenings.
In addition to the leadership of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Rochester RHIO, several community organizations supported the report. These included the Monroe County Public Health Department, Common Ground Health, and the Center for Community Health & Prevention at the University of Rochester (CCHAP).
Rochester RHIO plans to publish annual Community Health Indicators Report updates, allowing year-to-year comparisons.
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