With many home care organizations operating longstanding programs to improve community health status
, they have great opportunity to break new ground in collaborative efforts to improve patient outcomes, according to Maroney.
Monitoring and evaluation of community health status
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an updated version of its Community Health Status
Indicators, an online tool that generates public health profiles for every county in the nation.
In summer 2006, ATSDR met with the original project stakeholders and asked for their assistance in piloting the Action Model framework to determine measurable out-comes for the assessment of the effects of redevelopment on community health status
We honor effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status
with the AHA NOVA Awards; innovative programs in palliative and end-of-life care with the Circle of Life Award; and hospitals that are adopting health information technology with the Most Wired recognition.
The purpose of measuring or assessing community health status
is to summarize the condition of a human population (Mooney and Rives, 1978).
1996) suggested that hospitals should shift to provide both public/community health care and institutional/traditional health care, and doing so would mean hospitals must evaluate community health status
to make improvements and provide services meeting community needs.
The NOVA Award honors effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status
20] A survey conducted by the UCLA Center for Healthier Children indicated that nationwide at least 115 Community Health Report Cards were profiling community health in 1999,  including the Community Health Status
Indicators that are provided by CDC.
To describe the relationships among functional health status measures (SF-12 physical and mental components summary scores), traditional measures of community health status
, and social determinants of health among respondents to community health status
surveys conducted in nine different communities.
The National Civic League, in conjunction with the Healthcare Forum Leadership Center, provides cities with a Healthier Communities Action Kit which assists cities in setting up community-wide efforts for improving community health status
Rex Impact Grants: a program to provide grants to a wide range of businesses and organizations that are working to help improve patient care or community health status