YRBS: Youth Risk Behavior Survey The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a population-based survey of students in grades 9 through 12.
Healthy Ohio’s goal is to improve the health of all Ohioans to create a better quality of life, assure a more productive workforce and equip students for learning, while also contributing to the more efficient and cost-effective use of medical services. Healthy Ohio’s three core program areas of health promotion, disease prevention and health equity work collaboratively with public and private partners and consult with the Healthy Ohio Advisory Council to create the changes in communities, worksites, schools and health care settings that lead to better health for all Ohioans.
The County Health Rankings are a key component of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project. MATCH is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This link will take you straight to the Ohio county health data.
The Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world's largest random-digit dial telephone survey that tracks health practices, health conditions and risk behaviors of adults 18 years and older in the United States. Data for specific questions are also collected for children living in the household that are 17 years of age and younger. Data are collected monthly in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Since 1984, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has implemented the BRFSS survey in Ohio with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Ohio BRFSS is housed within the Chronic Disease and Behavioral Epidemiology Section, Center for Public Health Statistics and Informatics, Office of Performance Improvement, at ODH.
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Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states.
The County Health Calculator is a tool for advocates and policy makers. Health is about more than healthcare. It is about education, income and the environment in which we live. Use the calculator to see how education and income affect health outcomes. Click below to get started.
The Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) program at the Ohio Department of Health is funded from the CDC’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. Throughout Ohio, both rural and urban, CHC is helping communities, schools, worksites, and faith-based institutions to become places where healthier choices are easier choices. Through policies, systems, and environmental (PSE)changes, CHC is working to increase opportunities for physical activity, improve access and affordability to healthy food, and assure tobacco-free living to improve the health of Ohioans and prevent chronic disease statewide.