The development of community health indicators: A district-wide approach

Russell, M. W., Campbell, L. A., Kisely, S. and Persaud, D. (2011) The development of community health indicators: A district-wide approach. Chronic Diseases in Canada, 31 2: 65-70.

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Author Russell, M. W.
Campbell, L. A.
Kisely, S.
Persaud, D.
Title The development of community health indicators: A district-wide approach
Journal name Chronic Diseases in Canada   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0228-8699
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Issue 2
Start page 65
End page 70
Total pages 6
Place of publication Ottawa, ON, Canada
Publisher Public Health Agency of Canada
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction:
In response to high rates of chronic disease, the Capital District Health Authority in Nova Scotia recognized a need to move from a focus on acute care in decision making to one that also values a population health approach guided by community health indicators.

Methods:
Stakeholders were surveyed on the choice, knowledge and utility of selected indicators.

Results:
Respondents reported high scores for changes in their knowledge and attitude regarding community health indicators, and identified priority indicators for action.Decision makers’ use of community health indicators was increased by stakeholder involvement, supporting evidence in plain language, and wide dissemination.
Keyword Community health indicators
District hospitals
Community health planning
Population health
Nova Scotia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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