Public health assessment involves using data from many sources to determine the health status, challenges and successes of our population; to track changes over time and note new developments in our area's health; to make this information available as widely as possible; and to suggest intervention points and solutions for disparities and other problems which are identified.
Data, reports and presentations
- Community Health Indicators
The Public Health Community Health Indicators Project is a set of indicators measuring the health of King County residents. It was developed to provide a broad array of comprehensive, population-based data to community-based organizations, community health centers, public agencies, policymakers and the general public. Community Health Indicators were conceived as a follow-up to the 2002 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century, which emphasizes relying on data about the entire community to look at multiple determinants of health.
- Health of King County, 2006
The Health of King County 2006 report examines the current health status of King County residents and recent trends, mostly spanning 10 years of available data.
- Data request service
Contact us to request data. Before making a request, consider checking our Community Health Indicators and our publications sites to see whether the data you are interested in may already be published and available. Please allow at least two weeks for fulfillment of the data request, and note that requests which take more than two hours to prepare will incur a charge.