Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Launch of Healthy Montgomery Website

Today, February 16th, marks the launch of the Health Montgomery Website. Below is an excerpt about the website taken directly from

"The Healthy Montgomery community health improvement process is a community-based effort to improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County residents. Healthy Montgomery is under the leadership of the Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee, which includes planners, policy makers, health and social service providers and community members. The community improvement process includes data collection, identification of areas for improvement, priority-setting, collaborative efforts to address the priority needs in Montgomery County and monitoring the success of the improvement efforts.

Central to the detailed data available for each objective on this website is the Healthy Montgomery CHIP Data Repository. The Data Repository was developed and implemented by both Behavioral Health and Crisis Services (BHCS) and Public Health Services (PHS), through an intradepartmental collaboration in the Department of Health and Human Services. Maintenance on the annual data files for births, deaths, inpatient utilization, and emergency room utilization is provided by PHS through a semi-automated system to build reports that enable estimates for standardized metrics to be derived for small sub-groups within the County (including combinations of gender, age, race, and ethnicity-specific category results)."

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