Data about the health and quality of life of our community is necessary to identify health needs and service gaps. It allows us to identify trends and evaluate the performance of programs and initiatives.
Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network gathers information about the health of women and infants annually, using it to guide the strategies we implement to improve perinatal health and the health of our community overall. We assist our community partners with data and reports that they utilize to justify grant proposals and funding requests.
Below, you will find links to a number of sources of health and quality of life data. If you need data that you cannot find on these sites, please contact our Perinatal Department staff at 315-732-4657.
New York State Department of Health Data & Reports
New York State Department of Health makes available a number of data sources addressing particular health issues, populations and geographies. You can find those data and reports HERE.
New York State Prevention Agenda
The Prevention Agenda is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, and low socioeconomic groups, as well as other populations who experience them. The five priority areas are:
- Prevent chronic diseases
- Promote healthy and safe environments
- Promote healthy women, infants and children
- Promote mental health and prevent substance abuse
- Prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases and healthcare associated infections
More information about the development of the Prevention Agenda, health priority areas and recommended interventions can be found HERE.
The Prevention Agenda Dashboard is a tool that provides data on a number of indicators within each priority area. Data, maps, charts, and graphs can be generated for NYS and for individual counties. The Dashboard shows whether there has been improvement in an indicator over time, and progress toward the 2018 objectives. For county data, the Dashboard indicates how the county is performing compared to other counties across the state. You can access the NYS Prevention Agenda Dashboard HERE.
Through HealtheCNY, collaborators in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties are working together to connect Central New York to better health. Working together as a region, sharing best practices and learning from data, we can improve our region’s health.
Through the HealtheCNY site, the community can access health and quality of life indicator data, promising practices to improve healthy behaviors and health outcomes, and community programs and resources. Data and resource information is available for the Central New York region and Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties.
Visit HealtheCNY at: www.healthecny.org