Puerto Rico community health assessment : secondary data profile
Published Date:September 28, 2012
Corporate Authors:Puerto Rico. Department of Health. ; Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support.
Description:The mission of the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDH) is to promote and preserve the health of every human being in Puerto Rico to enjoy the physical, emotional and social well‐being of a full life, and thus contribute to the productive and creative effort of Puerto Rico’s society. This mission is anchored in the essential public health services framework. Within this framework, one of the public health activities is monitoring the health status of the population. This monitoring includes identifying and solving the health problems of the community. To do this, the PRDH needs the most current data available on the health and the associated socio‐demographic and economic conditions of the people of Puerto Rico. For this purpose, the PRDH prepared the Puerto Rico Community Health Assessment, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics (PRIS). This partnership allows the PRDH to determine the public health priorities of Puerto Rico, while at the same time promotes the mission of the PRIS to ensure universal access to comprehensive statistical information on the Island. The Assessment consists of several sections:
Socio–Demographic: Provides context to the current population situation of the island. The data for this section was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Socio Economic: Presents data on topics such as income, earning, employment, poverty, and educational attainment. The data for this section is from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources.
Health: Provides statistics on mortality, morbidity, maternal, and child health. Data for this section is from different divisions of the PRDH and the Puerto Rico‐Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Health Care Access: The data for this section is from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Health Insurance Administration (ASES, in Spanish) and the PRDH.
Mental Health Services: This data is from the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Administration (ASSMCA, in Spanish).
This Community Health Assessment was supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under Grant No. 1U58CD001340 02.
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