Health Data Reports

Measuring Health in Barry & Eaton Counties.

Communicable Disease Reporting

The data in the Monthly Disease Reports are provisional, based on current reports in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS) made by local public health departments. The MDSS is a dynamic, continually active system; total and year to date (YTD) disease counts are constantly changing as cases are investigated, confirmed as cases, or ruled out as not meeting the case definition. Each Monthly Disease Report reflects this constant activity as the numbers may slightly fluctuate each month. Therefore, it should be kept in mind that numbers in the Monthly Disease Reports are not final and should be used only to generally monitor trends over time. Unknown, suspect, probable, and confirmed cases of the reportable condition are included in the report.

An updated report is published each month. Specific data requests and questions should be directed to the following:

Aurelia Pena, Epidemiologist
APena@bedhd.org

Community Health Assessments

The purpose of the Community Health Assessment is to describe the health status of the population, key health behaviors, describe determinants of health outcomes and behaviors, and examine root causes of ill health and health inequalities. A community health assessment and improvement plan is a collaborative, systemic process of collecting and analyzing data and information, mobilizing communities, developing priorities, garnering resources, and planning actions to improve the community’s health.

Influenza Surveillance Report

The Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Report is available weekly during influenza season (October to May). This report highlights trends of ILI in Barry and Eaton Counties in comparison to the previous year. The data is provisional, based on current reports in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS) made by local public health departments. The MDSS is a dynamic, continually active system; disease counts are constantly changing as cases are investigated, confirmed as cases, or ruled out as not meeting the case definition. National data is also included to highlight ILI activity level, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Questions about the report can be sent to Aurelia Pena at apena@bedhd.org.

Other Data Presentations

  • This report takes a look at Youth Alcohol Use in Eaton County.
  • These reports takes a look at Tobacco Use in Barry & Eaton Counties.
  • Data presentation about opioid use, prevalence, and prevention in Eaton County.