How Are You Measuring Health Promotion in Your Region?

How do you measure health promotion activities in your region? What performance indicators show that your health promotion efforts are producing results?

We’re curious because one of our partner organizations, The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati,* has shifted its strategic direction away from access to care and toward health promotion. Now called Interact for Health, the organization’s primary focus is on:

  • Healthy eating
  • Active living
  • Mental and emotional well-being
  • Healthy choices about substance use

Interact for Health has organized its new strategy around the National Prevention Council’s National Prevention Strategy. In Appendix 2, the document lists categories of key indicators, including:

  • Goal indicators
  • Leading causes of death
  • Healthy and safe community environments
  • Clinical and community preventive services
  • Empowered people
  • Elimination of health disparities
  • Tobacco-free living
  • Preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use
  • Healthy eating
  • Active living
  • Injury and violence-free living
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Mental and emotional well-being

Many of the data sets that match the key indicators listed in the National Prevention Strategy are included in HealthLandscape’s Community HealthView tool, which is easily accessible, free, and ready to use. To learn how to access data in Community HealthView, click the link below to sign up for an Introduction to HealthLandscape webinar.

How are you measuring health promotion? What’s working for you?

*HealthLandscape, LLC is a partnership of Interact for Health and the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Robert Graham Center.

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