Lorain County Public Health releases data briefs to highlight local data on health issues
Timely, accurate health information and data are a foundation to public health improvements. To help increase access to local health data, Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) now publishes data briefs on its website, LorainCountyHealth.com/data.
“We serve and support a healthy community by making data-driven decisions,” said Mark Adams, MPH, REHS, health commissioner at LCPH. “We’re constantly looking at data to help us decide what to do next. We want other organizations to be able to do that too. Now, we can publish data more regularly to help community decision-makers and health advocates.”
In the past, LCPH published health data once every three years through the Lorain County Community Health Assessment. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, LCPH released COVID-19 data daily, then weekly as COVID-19 activity slowed.
Moving forward, LCPH will publish data briefs on a rolling basis. View the Community Health Assessment as well as the below data briefs at LorainCountyHealth.com/data.
- Emergency department visits for fall-related injuries in older adults (aged 65 years and over): Lorain County, 2018-2022
- Emergency department visits for ‘self-harm’ among adolescents (aged 13–17 years): Lorain County, 2019-2022
- Self-reported mental health (grades 7, 9, 11): Lorain County*, Fall 2021
LCPH intends to provide data for the entire community, including policymakers, medical personnel, researchers, community-based organizations, government agencies and individuals. Data briefs will help people understand and respond to diseases, threats and underlying conditions impacting the health of Lorain County.