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 2015 regional Behavioral Risk Factor Survelliance Survey (BRFSS) was recently collected and compiled for Winnebago County and the Fox Valley. re:TH!NK uses this data to help guide our prevention efforts along with input from community members.
View the BRFSS summaryies which includes data charts and graphs on the Winnebago County Health Department 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. County Health Rankings and Roadmaps is a project of UW Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Visit the Rankings and Roadmaps website to see where Winnebago County ranks.
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.