The colored gauge gives a visual representation of how your community is
doing in comparison to other communities. The three-colored dial represents the distribution of values from the
reporting regions (e.g. counties in the state) ordered from those doing the best to those doing the worst (sometimes
lower values are better and in other cases higher values are better). From that distribution, the green represents the
top 50th percentile, the yellow represents the 25th to 50th percentile, and the red represents the "worst" quartile.
This gauge shows how the State: Delaware value compares with the median or mean value for all counties in the
state (or all US counties). The gauge is blue and white when being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad and is multi-colored when
being higher (or lower) is good or bad.
This gauge shows whether the State: Delaware value is increasing or decreasing over time. A green arrow means
the value is improving and a red arrow means the value is getting worse. The = (equal) sign means that there is not a significant increase or
decrease since the last measurement. A blue arrow means the value being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad.
The Delaware Healthcare Association released its Fiscal Year 2012 Community Benefit Report highlighting how Delaware hospitals have contributed to the health and well-being of their communities. In Fiscal Year 2012, Delaware's hospitals contributed a total of $445 million to the State in the form of community benefits. Read the full report here.
Hospital Community Health Needs Assessments
Hospitals conducted in-depth data analysis and surveyed hundreds of stakeholders, focus group participants, and community members across the State for their views on the health needs of their community. The results may be found by clicking Community Health Needs Assessment.
About Delaware Health Tracker
Delaware Health Tracker is a web-based source of population data and information about community health and healthy communities in general. We invite planners, policymakers, and community members to use the Delaware HealthTracker website as a tool for conducting community needs assessments and strategic planning, for identifying best practices, and for organizing collaboration and advocacy efforts.
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Compare more than 100 health and quality of life indicators for the state of Delaware, with other Delaware communities, the nation, and national targets.