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.
In 2012- 2013 healthcare systems across Delaware completed a Community Health Needs Assessment. Hundreds of stakeholders, focus group participants, and community members across the State were surveyed for their views on the health needs of their community.
The Community Health Needs Assessment presented an opportunity to take an in-depth, multidimensional look at the communities healthcare systems serve, and to develop more robust relationships with healthcare service providers, community based organizations, and residents.
Opportunities include: improving access to health care services, with a a special emphasis on accessing mental health services; chronic disease prevention; health disparities; and health promotion.
Moving forward, programming from healthcare systems across the State will address the identified needs with an emphasis on continued engagement with community partners and residents. For more information please click "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.