Data & Statistics
This section is provided for governmental agencies, providers, educational professionals, and the general public.
Here you will find statistics, reports, charts, and information on a variety of subjects related to Albany County, New York.
2013 Commissioner's Report
The Albany County Department of Health 2013 Program & Services Report highlights the exemplary and dedicated work of the staff, the challenges faced, and the many successes seen throughout the 2013 period.
New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard - County Level: Albany County
The New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard is an interactive visual
presentation of the Prevention Agenda tracking indicator data at state and
county levels. It serves as a key source for monitoring progress that
communities around the state have made with regard to meeting the Prevention
Agenda 2017 objectives.
Communicable Disease Reports
These reports contains year-to-date data on reportable communicable diseases among Albany County residents.
2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan for Albany County
The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan is the result of a two year community health planning process during which a comprehensive assessment of public health needs was completed, followed by the prioritization of the findings and development of regional Community Health Improvement Plans. The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment contains county and zip code group level analysis of causes of death, hospitalizations and emergency room use. Twenty year trends, gender, ethnicity and age patterns were also examined when available.
These results were reviewed with representatives from hospitals, local health departments, community health centers, community organizations, members of the public and business representatives to prioritize the most pressing regional health issues considering: the number of people impacted, a disproportionate burden in the capital region, a disproportionate burden for a particular subpopulation, impact on quality of life, cost of health care, community concern and the opportunity to prevent or reduce its prevalence.
Community health improvement task forces were formed around the top priorities of chronic diseases – diabetes and asthma, and behavioral health – opiate abuse and smoking among the mentally ill. The task forces developed community health improvement plans that build upon community resources with evidence-based strategies for improving health. The plans will set the agenda for a 3 year community wide effort to make significant improvements in each of these health areas.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the sixth annual County Health Rankings. An easy-to-use snapshot, the Rankings reveal the overall health of nearly every county in the nation. It allows each state to see how people from one county to another compare on a range of factors to housing to transportation to community safety and offers ways to take action to promote lifelong health and ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work, and play.
Learn more at www.countyhealthrankings.org.