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Evaluating Public Health: Essential Services Scores

Essential Services Scores

In Addition to an overall regional performance score, the Local Public Health Assessment Tool also provided an individual score for each of the 10 Essential Services. These scores appear on the graph below. Based on a scale of 1-100, each score indicates how well area agencies and community partners are delivering each essential service. A lower score indicates an area of greater need.

Results of the Local Public Health Assessment Tool:
10 Essential Services of Public Health (ESPH)
ESPH# Essential Service % Graph
5
Develop Policies and Plans that Support Individual and Community Health Efforts
23% Graphical representation of percentage
1
Monitor Health Status to Identify Community Health Problems
25% Graphical representation of percentage
3
Inform, Educate and Empower People About Health Issues
26% Graphical representation of percentage
9
Evaluate Effectiveness, Accessibility and Quality of Personal and Population-based Health Services
29% Graphical representation of percentage
6
Enforce Laws and Regulations that Protect Health and Ensure Safety 34% Graphical representation of percentage
10
Research for New Insights and Innovative Solutions to Health Problems
44% Graphical representation of percentage
4
Mobilize Community Partnerships to Identify and Solve Health Problems 52% Graphical representation of percentage
2
Diagnose and Investigate Health Hazards and Health Problems in the Community
57% Graphical representation of percentage
7
Link People to Needed Personal Health Services and Assure the Provision of Health Care when Otherwise Unavailable
71% Graphical representation of percentage
8
Assure a Competent Public Health Work Force 80% Graphical representation of percentage

This scoring system allowed SSCHC community partners to prioritize the results of the local assessment and set goals that would address areas of greatest need. View a complete listing of detailed results.