community health data

behavioral risk factor survelliance survey

One of the ways re:TH!NK determines what issues to focus on is by looking at local, state and national data sets. Data for the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Survelliance Survey (BRFSS) was recently collected and compiled for Winnebago County. re:TH!NK uses this data to help guide our prevention efforts along with input from community members.

Download the BRFSS summary which includes data charts and graphs.

To compare data from the 2003, 2007 and 2011 BRFSS, view the trend report.


life report

The 2011 Southern Winnebago County LIFE (Leading Indicators For Excellence) Study is the result of 1.5 years of research on 10 key indicators for economic, physical and emotional wellbeing in the region. The report builds on data and results from past community surveys.

Highlights of from the report indicate that Southern Winnebago County has several critical strengths, including:

  • High satisfaction with quality of life
  • Affordable place to live, great for children and families
  • Economic conditions better than rest of nation
  • Significant community events impacting tourism
  • High quality of education at all levels
  • Student test scores higher than state averages
  • Lower crimes rates than the state or nation

Take a look at all the regional LIFE Study reports on their website.


county health rankings

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we know affect health, such as education and income.

Winnebago County ranks 37th (down from 17th in 2012) in WI for length and quality of life (health factors) and 15th (up from 27th in 2012) in WI for factors that contribute to community health (health outcomes) according to the UW Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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re:TH!NK is a project of the Winnebago County Health Department that would not exist without
support from our local partner agencies, organizations and community members.