Below you will find many of the resources that our community, state, and country develop in order to best measure and improve our health and well-being. Click on a topic to start exploring!
Just how healthy is Eau Claire County? That's a hard question to answer, but the following resources provide some general insight for you. Take a second to view how our county compares to the rest of the state in key health outcomes and indicators.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps:
The annual County Health Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by our environment.
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey:
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey is the nation's leading system for gathering health data about U.S. residents. Telephone-based surveys are taken to record information on health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventative services.
Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH):
WISH allows users to search for particular data about Wisconsin health indicators. This system does take some skill to utilize! We recommend watching the video tutorial before diving in.
Public Health Profiles: Eau Claire County:
County public health profiles provide concise health and demographic information about each county in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin County Cancer Profiles: Eau Claire County
County Cancer Profiles are designed to increase awareness and promote thoughtful discussions about cancer’s impact on each county in Wisconsin.
County Environmental Health Profiles: Eau Claire County:
Similar to the county public health profiles, the environmental health profiles provide concise information on the health of our county's environment.
Eau Claire County Community Health Assessment:
The Community Health Assessment (CHA) is used to evaluate and prioritize the health concerns of Eau Claire County residents in order to mobilize the community to make changes.
Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey:
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a nationwide tool used to monitor the health-risk behaviors of our middle and school students.
Eau Claire County Youth Risk Behavior Survey:
The Eau Claire County YRBS reports the health-risk behaviors of Eau Claire County's middle and high school students.
Wisconsin Epidemiological Profile on Alcohol and Other Drugs:
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) studies the patterns, causes, and effects of substance use to inform its prevention priorities. This study details the severity and implications of alcohol and other drug use.
2019 Burden of Binge Drinking in Wisconsin
This report highlights Wisconsin state and county-level costs associated with binge drinking, a sub-category of excessive alcohol consumption.
Opioids: Data, Reports, Studies
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) provides information to many up-to-date data sources, reports and studies on the topic of opioids.
"Obesity by Place" - Wisconsin Health Atlas:
Many studies obtain a measurement of obesity rates by self-reported data. But not this one. The Wisconsin Health Atlas has gathered data from healthcare providers on the actual body mass index (BMI) of their patients to get a vivid picture of the obesity rate across Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity State Plan:
The purpose of the 2013 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan is to educate, engage, and prompt action by mobilizing partners to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. The state plan provides a recent history of what's happened and descries a plan to build on previous efforts and make an impact on obesity rates.
Healthy Smiles / Healthy Growth:
Healthy Smiles / Healthy Growth, completed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), is a statewide survey on the oral health and height / weight status of Wisconsin's third grade children. Last completed during the 2012-2013 school year.
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer represents the third decade of statewide community health improvement planning designed to benefit the health of everyone in Wisconsin and the communities in which we live, play, work, and learn.
Healthy Wisconsin is a comprehensive, community-focused resource designed to help people from all walks of life understand and improve Wisconsin’s health. It builds on the work done by local health departments and hospitals in community health assessments and improvement plans throughout the state.
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: encourage collaborations across communities and sectors, empower individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.
*List last updated: 1/30/2019