Community Assessment – Health

People’s health issues are identified and treated early.


Dane County: Health at a Glance

Provides information specific to many key health indicators in Dane County. It includes comparison data to the rest of Wisconsin and to the Healthy People 2010 goals (when applicable) and measures our progress, achievements, and shortcomings in reaching certain health benchmarks that define a healthy population.

Source: Public Health – Madison and Dane County

Published: 2008


Highlights of Uninsured Visits to Madison Hospital ERs

Sample of visits to Madison ERs during a 3-week period in 1999/2000 and 2004/2005

Source: United Way of Dane County, Hospitals

Published: 2006


Healthiest Wisconsin 2010: An Implementation Plan to Improve the Health of the Public

State 10-year plan for public health. Includes framework for system transformation and public health priorities.

Source: WI Department of Health and Family Services

Published: 2005


Wisconsin Healthy People 2010 Local Data Package

72 sets of graphics comparing health information at the county level, along with comparable state, regional, and 2010 target information. Designed to help local health departments monitor progress toward Healthy People 2010 objectives.

Source: WI Department of Health and Family Services

Published: February 2005


Health Statistics

Data focused website that provides links to a wide range of health related statistics at state and County levels.

Source: WI Department of Health Services

Published: Annually


BadgerCare Enrollment and Medicaid Caseload Statistics

The ForwardHealth Portal serves as the interface to ForwardHealth interChange, the new Medicaid Management Information System for the state of Wisconsin. This Portal provides users with access to the current health care information available.

Source: WI Department of Health Services

Published: Ongoing


Medicaid Caseload Statistics

Data focused website that provides information about the number of individual Medicaid recipients who are eligible to receive services from Medicaid-certified providers.

Source: WI Department of Health and Family Services

Published: Ongoing


Kaiser State Health Facts

Data focused website that presents, an innovative resource for free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

Published: Ongoing



Linking Mental and Physical Health: Results from the Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey

Presents information about the relationship between mental health and physical health among Wisconsin adults for the years 2006-2007.

Source: WI Department of Health Services

Published: April 2009


Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth in Dane County

Powerpoint update of children’s mental health data. Includes data from 5 community-based mental health agencies serving children that reflects numbers, types, and disposition of calls received for service.

Source: United Way of Dane County

Published: November 2007


An Emerging Picture: Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth in Dane County

Powerpoint presentation of data from MMSD re: K-12 students with possible (not diagnosed) mental health issues as reported by school nurses, social workers, psychologists, etc. Identifies grade level & types of mental health concerns. Data collection will eventually expand to other school districts in the County

Source: United Way of Dane County, Madison Metropolitan School District

Published: September 2006



Give Kids a Smile Program Report – 2008

Reports on the Give Kids a Smile Program that provides donated dental care to low-income children in Dane County, WI. Includes six years of data.

Source: Public Health – Madison and Dane County

Published: August 2008


Oral Health Access Concerns: A National Issue and a Madison Perspective

Report addresses the relationship between oral health and well being, describes barriers to dental care based on local data, describes current dental systems, available community resources and identifies system gaps.

Source: Public Health – Madison and Dane County

Published: July 2000



Child Trends: What Works: Six Comprehensive Tools for Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth

Database of cutting-edge research and best practices at every stage of development for children and youth. Includes physical health, social and emotional health, and mental health sections.

Source: Child Trends


Health Care Innovations Exchange

Web resource that is the federal government’s repository for successful health care innovations and descriptions of attempts at innovation that failed. Allows users to learn, share, and adopt innovations in the delivery of health services to reduce health care disparities and improve health care overall.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices

A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Promising Practices Network

Provides quality evidence-based information about what works to improve the lives of children, youth, and families. Features research and summaries of programs and practices that are proven to improve outcomes for children and includes a section on healthy and safe children.

Source: RAND Corporation



Frequent Users of Health Services Initiative

Reports and toolkit from a six-year project designed to test new models of care for “frequent users” of hospital emergency departments. Toolkit offers ideas, strategies, tools, and tips to help providers meet the needs of frequent users.


Kaiser Family Foundation

Non-partisan source of facts, information, and policy analysis. Many fact sheets and other resources on health topics ranging from AIDS/HIV to the uninsured and their access to health care. Fact sheets and reports are frequently refreshed as new information or statistics become available.