Every three years, the Waukesha County Community Health Survey is commissioned by Aurora Health Care, ProHealth Care, Froedtert Health, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in partnership with the Waukesha County Public Health Division and the Center for Urban Population Health. The purpose of this effort is to gather information on the health practices and health-related behavioral risks of residents. This research provides valuable behavioral data, lifestyle habits, and the prevalence of risk factors and disease conditions of Waukesha County residents.
The County Health Rankings are compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Each state is provided a standardized report that ranks each of it's counties on health outcomes and health factors. Each county can drill down to see specific data and state benchmarks. To see Waukesha County data please visit www.countyhealthrankings.org/wisconsin/waukesha or for the full State of Wisconsin report, please click below.
The Waukesha County Public Health Division uses a State of Wisconsin web-based system called WEDSS (Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System) to report communicable diseases. This is a real-time program which allows both Waukesha County Public Health and the State of Wisconsin to see communicable diseases trends and report diseases directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Public Health Profiles are yearly reports put out by the State of Wisconsin and include selected data on population characteristics, natality, mortality, morbidity, local health departments, long-term care and hospitalizations. The data were selected to profile important aspects of public health for the state as a whole, each of the 72 counties, the five Division of Public Health regions, and the seven perinatal regions. Local public health professionals and others seeking general information about the health of Wisconsin’s population use these data. Below are the most recent reports for Waukesha County, to access profiles from previous years for Waukesha County, other areas of the State and for more information, please visit: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov
Beginning in 2015, the annual Wisconsin Public Health Profiles will be dated with the year of publication instead of the data year. Under this updated naming convention, Public Health Profiles, 2015 contains 2013 data and follows Public Health Profiles, 2012.
The Waukesha County Health Report Card is an assessment of the county's overall health status. The Report Card is comprised of information from multiple data sources, conveniently located in one place. The fifth edition updates information on key community health status indicators for Waukesha County.
From time to time, the Public Health Division receives requests for health information and statistics pertaining to communities in Waukesha County. However community-level data is not as easily obtained as county-level data. For this reason, the Public Health Division has created the following documents and links to websites for data pertaining to Waukesha County and the State of Wisconsin.
Several other websites exist containing public health information. Below is a list of a few additional websites containing other pertinent information.
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