Use the following databases/websites to investigate the state where you live and practice.Each state’s health department will provide you with a wealth of information and should be your first resource.
United States Census Bureau
Healthy People 2030 Objectives
Healthy People 2030 Tools for Action
Healthy People 2030 Evidence-Based Resources
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
AHRQ National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
The Community ToolBox Databases of Best Practices
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CLIKs: Community-Level Information for Kids
Advocates for Youth
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
National Center for Health Statistics
Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System
The Community Guide
After reviewing the websites, use the information to answer the following questions:
What is your county and state? Tarrant County, TX
What is your county’s health ranking in your state (i.e., 18th out of 67)?
Pick a specific population within your county and discuss the overall health of that population (i.e., leading causes of morbidity and mortality, health behaviors, risk factors). Specific poulation-City of Fort worth
What type of targeted health care or health promotion services and programs are needed right now? Utilize information from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors) or other appropriate websites above to support your answer.
What type of services do you believe will be needed in 10 years?