|Statewide community health website launches|
|Written by Submitted|
|Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7:38 PM|
The Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Hospital Association and Indiana Business Research Center unveiled a website designed to help hospitals, local health departments, non-profit organizations and the public access health-related data at the state and county level.
IndianaINdicators.org provides the most current Indiana health information based on more than 90 key indicators including community health, the economy, education, environment and public safety.
“The site will help us to better understand trends and to evaluate public health interventions as we track the information collected over time. Our hope is that it will be especially useful to public health entities as we move toward accreditation in Indiana,” said State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D.
Nonprofit hospitals are required to carry out community health needs assessments and community health improvement plans to meet their community benefit requirements, as are local health departments applying for public health accreditation. The data and information on IndianaINdicators.org can be used to help perform and guide these efforts.
To learn more, visit the Indiana INdicators website at www.IndianaINdicators.org.