The Rankings were developed by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Within each state, the counties (cities) were ranked on two sets of measures: health outcomes (length and quality of life) and health factors (health behaviors, access to and quality of clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment). The Rankings were developed to increase awareness of the many factors that contribute to the health of communities. The first set of the Rankings was released in February 2010. For more detail on the County Health Rankings visit www.countyhealthrankings.org or go to the report for each jurisdiction in the Peninsula Health District.
The Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Health Statistics provides access to summary reports compiled from vital records: birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, etc. Specific reports or the entire annual report are available at www.vdh.virginia.gov/healthstats/stats.htm.
Click on a link below to go directly to the 2009 summary report for each jurisdiction in the Peninsula Health District.
Health district level data on reportable diseases, primarily communicable infectious diseases, are available from the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Epidemiology: Virginia Monthly Morbidity Surveillance Report by District and Region.
The Division of Disease Prevention provides more detailed surveillance data on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and tuberculosis.