Critical Health IndicatorsThe 2011 edition of the Michigan Critical Health Indicators report describes Michigan's health and well-being and establishes a method for monitoring improvement. The report is organized by 4 specific health topics and their 28 related measures or indicators. These indicators directly or indirectly measure the health and health behaviors of Michigan residents. The report examines each indicator, providing 10 years of data when available.
Factors and indicators which contribute to improved health are moving in the correct direction, including pediatric immunizations, cholesterol testing, nutrition, and physical activity. High school and college graduation rates increased and the jobless rate decreased. The mortality rate of cancer decreased. The broader indicator of life expectancy also moved in the right direction.
An increasing demand for public health services continues to exist within an uncertain financial environment. This document provides information on many state initiatives to support better health in local communities and statewide.
Review any section of the report by selecting a link below, or to view the report in its entirety, click here.
2003 edition of the Critical Health Indicators report: [PDF file]
2007 edition of the Critical Health Indicators report: [PDF file]
2009 edition of the Critical Health Indicators report: [PDF file]
2010 edition of the Critical Health Indicators report: [PDF file]
For more information regarding this report, please contact:
Michigan Department of Community Health
Planning and Access to Care Section
Capitol View Building, 7th Floor
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 241-2966
Last updated 4/2012
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