HI-IBIS Indicator Reports, Contents and Usage
About HI-IBIS Indicators
What Is an Indicator?A health indicator is a numeric measure that depicts the health or health system status on a core public health construct.
Why "Indicator-Based"?The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that comprehensive key indicator systems had the following positive effects:
- Enhanced collaboration to address public issues.
- Provided tools to encourage progress.
- Informed decision making and improved research.
- Increased public knowledge about key issues.
What Are Indicator Reports?Indicator reports provide online numeric data for a health indicator as well as public health context (such as why it is important). Each Indicator Report has a graph (or several graphs) to give a picture of the data.
After looking at the Indicator Report for a specific measure if more detailed numeric data is needed, the Custom Query System (Build a Report) is available or HHDW can be contacted directly here.
Accessing and Using Indicator Reports
Indicator Report IndexesYou may use these indexes to browse HI-IBIS indicator reports. You will find links to these indexes in the drop-down menu under the "Indicator Reports" tab at the top of every HI-IBIS page.
Indicator ReportsYou can view and search for indicator reports by topic using either the alphabetical or categorized index:
Alphabetical List - Browse through all available indicator reports listed in alphabetical order.
Indicator Report GraphsEach indicator has a default graph that comes up on the indicator main page. Below the graph the data source is listed as well a link, 'View Graph Values', which a table of data points used in the graph. Other Views (if any) are listed below the data source.
Indicator Report Content and NavigationBelow are descriptions of each of the pages available from the left navigation buttons.
Important FactsThe Important Facts page shows, at a minimum, the following sections:
- Why Is This Important?
- Healthy People 2020 Objective (if applicable)
Other available sections include:
- Data Interpretation Issues
Data ViewThe Data View button lists all the views available for this indicator.
Other Resources & LinksThe Other Resources & Links page lists other places where more information can be found for this indicator.