Health Data Kalamazoo

Public Health Surveillance

The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department uses a variety of data sources to monitor the health and well-being of Kalamazoo County residents. This site brings these data sources together to make this data more accessible to the community. The data is organized by determinants of health (clinical care, health behaviors, and social determinants of health) and health outcomes (morbidity and mortality).

Special Reports

Opioid Report

A detailed look into the opioid epidemic in Kalamazoo County, prescribing practices, accidental overdoses and deaths, and future steps to address the problem

STD Historical Reports

Quarterly reports about Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates in Kalamazoo County

Weekly Influenza Trend Reports

The number of cases of lab confirmed influenza and influenza-like illnesses by calendar week and flu season in Kalamazoo County

Determinants of Health

A wide range of factors influence how long and how well we live. While genes and biology contribute to each individual's health, they make up only a small part; the majority is determined by other factors, such as social and economic conditions, our health behaviors, our physical environment, and the health care we receive.

Data helps us to better understand how these factors impact the health of those in our communities.

10% Clinical Care

30% Health Behaviors

40% Social Determinants of Health

10% Built Environment

10% Genes and Biology

Clinical Care

Clinical care describes the relationship of the medical establishment with the community. This encompasses access to and availability of medical care.

Health Behaviors

Health behaviors describe the choices that individuals make regarding health. Health behaviors include nutrition, physical activity, immunizations and screenings, and substance use and abuse.

Social Determinants

Social determinants of health are social and economic factors that influence health outcomes. Social determinants include sex, race, income, and education.

Built Environment

The built environment includes all of the physical parts of where people spend their time, at work, home, or play.

Genes and Biology

Genes and biology are the intrinsic predispositions an individual inherits.

Health Outcomes

We measure two types of health outcomes: how long people live (mortality) and how healthy people feel while alive (morbidity).

Mortality

Mortality statistics provide a valuable measure of assessing the health status of the community. They provide a snapshot of current health problems and show trends in specific causes of death over time.

Morbidity

Morbidity statistics show how common diseases are in a population and how the quality of life is affected. They provide information about health challenges that individuals face and show trends over time.

County Data Snapshots

County Health Rankings

How does Kalamazoo County compare to other counties in Michigan? The annual county health rankings take into account length of life, quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment

Kalamazoo County Health Report Card

A look at how Kalamazoo County compares to Michigan overall on selected health indicators throughout the life course

Kids Count

Information about Kalamazoo County's children, including demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, safety, and risky behaviors

Kalamazoo County Health Statistics Brief

A quick look at Kalamazoo County health data, including population trends, poverty, maternal and infant health, leading causes of death, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and Human Immunodeficiency Virus, health outcomes, and health behaviors

Healthy Communities

Our health is influenced greatly by core aspects of our communities--from the quality of our housing, to access to healthy food, and safe places to exercise and play. - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health is a combination of experiences and exposures. Components of the past influence present and future health. Additionally, the characteristics of the communities in which we live, such as adequate housing, adequate public transportation, access to and availability of quality health care, and safe places to exercise and play, are essential ingredients to a healthy life. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a lifelong impact on health.

Health Equity

Across the nation, gaps in health care are large, persistent, and increasing. Health equity means everyone, no matter who you are, where you live, or how much money you make, has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. ​

Life Course Perspective

A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the mental, physical, and social health of individuals, which incorporates both life span and life stage concepts that determine the health trajectory. ​

Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health reflect the social factors and physical conditions of the environment in which people are born, live, learn, play, work, and age.