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Department of Public Health

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health collects information about health issues. The information is collected to monitor the general health and well-being of our citizens. These data sources are useful for program development and evaluation. The information can also identify emerging health issues and trends. Listed below are the categories of available statistics and links to other data resources.

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Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS)

The Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) provides a snapshot of general health, preventative behaviors, and health risk behaviors among adults. The information gathered in this study is used by the Department of Public Health and community partners to evaluate effectiveness of programs and to assess the needs of the community.

2017  2014  2011  2011 Maps  2007  2004  1999  1994

BRFS Special Topics


Body Mass Index Survey

Body Mass Index Survey measures the height and weight of third graders to assess trends in overweight or obesity.

2013-2014  2010-2011  2007-2008  2004-2005

Community Assessment for Ottawa County

The Greater Ottawa County United Way created the Community Assessment as a snapshot of the community needs. This tool serves as a report to the community in general on the state of health and human service needs, and provides benchmarks from which to gauge progress. It is intended that this report, and the ongoing work of United Way, will facilitate increased community engagement around meeting the community’s needs.

2015 2012

Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases are reported to the Department of Public Health for surveillance and investigation to prevent their spread. The following reports capture the diseases reported each year.


Community Health Improvement Plan

As a result of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), an Ottawa County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was initiated by the partners of the CHNA and community members. Input from individuals, who represent the interests of the community (e.g., health and human service representatives, health care professionals and community members), worked together to develop a plan to address the top three health issues in Ottawa County. The CHNA research indicates the most prevalent health issues are access to health care, mental health and healthy behaviors. Creating a plan to improve people’s health can only be done with community members engaging to help carry out the objectives to form a healthier county.

2015


Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

2017



County Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings report ranks Michigan counties according to their summary measures of health outcomes and health factors.  The report is a very broad view of "how healthy" Ottawa County residents are.

2018   2017   2016   2015    2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  

Health Care Coverage

Health Care Coverage is an ongoing concern in Ottawa County.  As a result, the department commissioned a small business survey about coverage and health care reform.



Influenza Surveillance Summary

The monthly Ottawa County Influenza Surveillance Summary is produced during each annual influenza season to inform residents, media outlets and healthcare providers about the current rates of influenza in Ottawa County compared to previous seasons. The Summary contains influenza-related data from physician's offices, schools, laboratories, and emergency departments. It is one tool among many used by public health to reduce the risk of influenza in individuals, families and our community.

2017-2018   2016-2017   2015-2016   2014-2015

Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment

The goal of this study is to understand the maternal and child health needs and priorities within Ottawa County. It identifies disparities by race/ethnicity, gender, income, geography or other classifications; outcomes worse than the state; and negative trends.

2017 MCHNA

Youth Assessment Surveys (YAS)

The Ottawa County Youth Assessment Surveys monitor the prevalence of youth health risk behaviors. The purposes are to monitor trends and to provide information so local agencies and schools can focus programs and policies to reduce behaviors that contribute most to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity.

2013   2011   2009   2007   2005 

Special Requests

The department receives many special requests for data, and is happy to assist when possible. The frequently requested data sets can be found here.


Data Resources