Medical treatment and genetics explain only a small percentage of the factors that drive health outcomes. The health status of community members can largely be linked to social determinants of health that include health-related behaviors, social and economic conditions, and the physical environment in which we live, work and play.
The Community Health Indicators page focuses on understanding differences in the social determinants throughout communities in the Inland Northwest. Improvements in population health depend on working upstream to promote healthy living and reduce health risks and disparities. Simply stated, addressing issues such as smoking, healthy eating, social isolation, financial security, and recreational opportunities can be excellent health promotion strategies that reduce costs and strengthen communities. To create a report for your community, visit the Community Assessment Tool.