Community Needs Assessment 2010: Community Vital Signs
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Community Vital Signs is designed to provide a clear and dynamic path forward in promoting the health priorities of San Francisco. The Community Benefit Partnership has taken steps to:
- Establish ten priority health goals
- Identify over 30 data indicators to help assess health status
- Build an agenda for community health improvement
Executive Summary: Read about the 2010 Community Needs Assessment
Vital Signs Health Disparities: Highlighting differences in health status, outcomes and access to care allows our community to target and allocate resources efficiently, adjust socio-economic systems, and encourage political change to improve health
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Ten affinity groups will continue to provide guidance and insight to reach each health goal. Community Vital Signs provides the vital information for these groups to connect and work together to improve the health of the community:
- Work together to address important issues related to each health goal
- Share information about their agencies and organizations, along with their current initiatives and future plans
- Identify individuals and resources available to support progress toward health goals
- Connect existing resources with community and agency needs
Community Vital Signs represents the findings of the 2010 Community Needs Assessment, a collaborative process that has prioritized health goals and selected specific indicators to measure to our progress going forward as we work together to improve the health of San Franciscans.
This collaboration is supported by the Hospital Council and the Hospitals of San Francisco, Community Benefit Partnership (CBP), Building a Healthier San Francisco (BHSF), and the Healthy Communities Institute.The Healthy Communities Institute designed the Healthy Communities Network® -- a configurable web-based information system that provides high-quality data and decision support tools. The system improves health indicator tracking, best practice sharing, and community development to enable health improvement and environmental sustainability of communities around the world.