Health Indicators

Introductory Webinar to Health Indicators

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Helping Organizations Better Serve Seniors

Fredda Vladeck, Director of the Aging in Place Initiative at United Hospital Fund, outlines what Health Indicators can do for your organization and the seniors it serves.

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Welcome to Health Indicators, a special section devoted to advancing healthy aging in communities.

Health Indicators offers an easy-to-use survey tool, manageable database, and step-by-step process that enables community-based organizations to get the high-quality information they need to understand and take action on the key health risks among the older adults they serve.  It can be used by NORC programs, senior centers, case management agencies, and other senior-serving community-based organizations. 
Read more about how Health Indicators works.
 
Listen to an introductory webinar about Health Indicators. 
 

Using Health Indicators can help you:

Learn about common health risks within your community. Read More »
With the information you collect, you will know how many people in your area have a regular primary care physician, how many have had a flu or pneumonia vaccine, and how many have a chronic health problem, such as diabetes or heart disease, or how many are at increased risk for falls.
 
Conduct a community conversation about how to improve the health risks of older adults. Read More »
A community conversation using this data can rally the stakeholders around a banner health issue, which can stimulate ideas about how they can get involved.
 
Plan and prioritize your programmatic responses. Read More »
  Information from the survey data can help you decide where to focus your energy and resources.  For example, based on your results, you may choose to focus on evidence-based health promotion programs for people at increased risk for falls or start a walking program for all seniors in your community to increase the rates of exercise.
 
Identify and target clients who need help in obtaining preventive services or screenings. Read More »
If you want to know, for example, who among your clients with heart disease or diabetes needs an annual flu shot, you can print out a list from the survey results.
   
Develop collaborative relationships with health care providers. Read More »
  Health care organizations must demonstrate community benefit.  Information that quantifies how many people are affected by a health condition creates a compelling reason to find new ways to work together.
 
 
Make the case to funders when seeking support. Read More »
  The data you collect can provide important evidence to make the case of why your project is needed in your community.

 

By using this section you and your staff will understand how to:

 

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This special online section was developed with support from the UJA-Federation of New York and the Daniels Fund.

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