Chelan-Douglas Trends e-Newsletter

CDC 2015 COMMUNITY HEALTH STATUS INDICATORS

COMMUNITY HEALTH STATUS INDICATORS Graphic

The Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI), from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an online web application that produces health status profiles for each of the 3,143 counties in the United States and the District of Columbia. The CHSI has been around since 2000 when it was released in "hard copy format" and was produced in its first interactive website in 2008. The CHSI 2015 redesign provides a completely revamped interactive experience, offers an updated list of "peer counties" for

purposes of benchmarking, and a summary comparison sheet. The summary comparison sheets are provided for all 3,143 counties in the U.S.

For example compared to peer counties across the U.S., Chelan County residents fared better in cancer deaths and chronic kidney disease deaths but fared worse in Alzheimer's disease deaths. Douglas County residents fared better in both male and female life expectancy but fared worse in Alzheimer's disease deaths.