Epidemiology and surveillance provide data that allow for the tracking of risk factors and chronic disease. These data also reveal populations that are most affected and allow for monitoring of social and environmental factors that influence health. Work in this domain will focus on sharing this data in a more complete and accessible manner and leveraging health information technology.
Translate surveillance, research and evaluation findings into information that is easily accessible and useful to the community partners, health advocates and decision makers.
Environmental approaches aim to acknowledge the impact of our environments – our communities, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces – on our health. These approaches also aim to create policies that make living healthy lives and making healthy choices easier, safer, cheaper and more convenient.
Promote policy, environmental and system changes that will support healthy choices and healthy living in Indiana and its communities.
Improving the use and quality of preventive and clinical services helps combat the spread of chronic disease, as they allow for the early detection of disease and reduction in risk factors. Interventions should be designed to increase access to and build demand for quality preventive services to reduce health disparities.
Expand access to coordinated, quality, evidence-based clinical screenings, clinical management, and chronic disease self-management.
Linking successful community programs and clinical services increases access to services, and the ability for people to prevent and manage disease. Making effective community interventions more widely available and tying them to doctor referrals helps to increase the reach of the program in the community. These types of partnerships and links between hospitals and other health care providers, possibly through community benefit investments, between services can improve overall community health.
Cultivate strong connections linking individuals, community organizations, businesses, schools, the health care system and other partners to improve health outcomes, reduce health care costs, and improve quality of life.