The purpose of this section is to provide resources to aid in evaluating communication strategies, initiatives, health promotion programs, or policies in their of effectiveness of impacting public health issues.
Prepared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) " provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups."
Features the following kinds of tools to assist active living researchers: - observational tools to assess the environment - observational tools to assess physical activity - surveys to assess perceptions of the environment
Collected by the U.S Census Bureau. The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year. Survey samples the U.S population on topics such as age, sex, race, family, income, health insurance, education, disabilities, commuting, housing and more.
This site explains the use of Health Impact Assessment (HIA), which "is a process that helps evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project or policy before it is built or implemented." This site explains the major steps in conducting an HIA and links to HIAs completed or in progress in the United States.
A set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.